HCV LANDLORD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Biegger Estates: Biegger Estates is one of our Rental Assistance Demonstration Housing Properties.

HCV Landlord/Owner FAQ's

What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) and how does it work?
The purpose of the HCV program is to provide rental assistance to eligible families. The rules and regulations of the HCV program are determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. SNRHA is afforded choices in the operation of the program which are included in SNRHA’s administrative plan, a document approved by the Board of Commissioners of SNRHA. The HCV program offers mobility to eligible families because they may search for suitable housing anywhere in SNRHA’s jurisdiction and may also be eligible to move under portability to other PHA’s jurisdictions. When a family is determined to be eligible for the program and funding is available, SNRHA issues the family a housing voucher. When the family finds a suitable housing unit and funding is available, SNRHA will enter into a contract with the owner and the family will enter into a lease with the owner. Each party makes their respective payment to the owner so that the owner receives full rent. Even though the family is determined to be eligible for the program, the owner has the responsibility of approving the family as a suitable renter. SNRHA continues to make payments to the owner as long as the family is eligible and the housing unit continues to qualify under the program.

What are the benefits of being a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Landlord/Owner?
You receive a guaranteed monthly payment on the first of every month via direct deposit. You retain total control. You can collect a security deposit, use your own lease, and screen tenants according to your own suitability criteria. You receive free annual inspections to ensure maximum property upkeep. Most importantly – by participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, you are helping low-income families obtain housing.

Am I eligible to become a participating owner? What are the obligations for a Section 8 Housing Choice owner?
To become a participating owner, all you need to do is lease your rental unit to a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) holder. Generally, owners cannot rent to family members under the HCV Program, except as a reasonable accommodation for a disabled family member for a unit that is 504 Accessible. SNRHA will require you to provide proof of ownership (recorded deed) and you cannot charge more for your unit to a HCV participant than to unassisted families. Owners debarred by HUD or SNRHA for fraud and other program violations may be denied participation.

How do I list my property to Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) holders?
SNRHA offers a property listing and locator service through GoSection8.com. There is no fee for this service unless you elect to sign up for a premiere packet which may include virtual tours of your unit. All SNRHA voucher holders are also informed of this site at their briefings.

Where can I find out more information about the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program?
For more information regarding this program download our HCV Owners' Handbook. You can call our office at (702) 477-3100 to request a hard copy or stop by our office at 380 N. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas Nevada 89101 to pick up a hand book. Our office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm,


How Can We Help You?


Spotlight

VeraB

Applicants

VeraB

Landlords

VeraB

Residents

VeraB

Careers

Media

Media

News

Assistance

News

Participants