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Housing Quality Standards

Landlord's Obligations: The role of the landlord in the voucher program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The dwelling unit must pass the program's housing quality standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with the PHA.

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Required Landlord Documentation 
for Housing a Section 8 Tenant

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Is the owner or property manager qualified to be a landlord under HUD Regulations?

1. Tenancy Approval - For Approval Process

Tenancy Approval

Inspection Packet *Informational*

This booklet includes the criteria for each inspect able area and item.  The inspection will be performed by a Housing Authority Staff Member.

2a. W-9 Form

Tax Payer Identification Number - required

2b. Proof of Ownership

In order to ensure we are paying the legal owner of any property, we must verify proof of ownership by means of a Recorded Deed. If a professional management firm represents the owner, we require a fully executed management agreement verifying this arrangement. We also need a Tax ID number or Social Security number for tax purposes. No Housing Assistance Payment will be made prior to our receiving these important documents.

This is the contract that a landlord will enter into with the Housing Authority. Followed by a contract with the tenant if approved.

4. Owner/Property Manager Contact

Property Manager Contact

5. Direct Deposit Authorization

Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement

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