Monday, November 24, 2014

Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) enables families to acquire modest, decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing by utilizing existing units in the local rental market. Families are able to choose a unit suitable for their individual needs in the jurisdictional area of the Housing Authority. Families pay 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent and utilities.

Owner Portal

LL HQS Handout

Landlord Brochure

A Good Place To Live

Utility Allowance

Property Listing

Payment Standards

Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract and Lease Addendum.  The owner must abide by the terms of the Contract.

Form 52646. This voucher must be completed and signed by the tenant to search for housing.  They must abide by the terms of the Voucher.

Request for Tenancy Approval. This is the form that the tenant gives to the owner of the unit where they want to move.  It is completed by the owner and submitted to the housing authority for inspection and approval.

HQS Inspection Standards. HQS defines "standard housing" and establish the minimum criteria for the health and safety of program participants.