Landlords, if you are interested in finding out more about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, you are invited to attend any upcoming orientations. This is a great opportunity to advertise any vacancies that you may have. Please email Patty Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
The Housing Authority has partnered with www.Gosection8.com, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties on line. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please contact the GoSection8 toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328. Please go to the following webiste to list your properties. http://haslc.gosection8.com/ListYourProperty.aspx
Section Eight Landlord Information
Direct Deposit Authorization
Rental Increase Request
Change of Ownership
Why is the Housing Choice Voucher program a good program to get involved in?
How can I become involved in the program?
First, a housing recipient must select your unit as the one he/she wants to lease. The participant is encouraged to shop for a rental unit and find one in a nice area that is close to stores and his/ her employment. They may live anywhere within Salt Lake County. Once the participant receives a housing voucher they will be issued a moving packet of information that the landlord must complete in order to become a program participant.
Will the Housing Authority advertise for me?
We provide rental books within our office where you are welcome to post vacancies. We can also distribute property brochures directly to our program participants.
How and when will I get paid?
The Housing Authority will set you up for direct deposit. On the first of each month the Housing Authority's portion of rent will be directly deposited to your bank account. The tenant is responsible to pay his/her portion of the rent directly to the landlord, which is generally 30-40% of his/her income.
Does my unit have to pass an inspection?
Yes, the unit must pass an HQS Inspection (Housing Quality Standards). This ensures that the client will be living in a safe, decent and sanitary unit. The Housing Authority will not pay any rental assistance until the day the unit passes inspection and a lease agreement is executed.
Can I use my own lease?
Yes, we require that you use your own lease. All initial leases must be for 12 months.
For more information about The Housing Choice Voucher Program:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Website
Housing Authority Responsibilities
The Housing Authority must:
- Verify income levels for our program participants.
- Conduct HQS Housing Quality Standards Inspection.
- Complete Housing Authority paperwork.
- Enforce HUD regulations.
- Pay our portion of the rent.
The Landlord should:
- Screen all applicants for desirablility.
- Contact current and previous landlords for references.
- Run criminal background checks.
The Landlord must:
- Ensure rental unit is decent, safe, and sanitary.
- Enforce provisions of the Lease Agreement.