Biegger Estates: Biegger Estates is one of our Rental Assistance Demonstration Housing Properties.
How Do You Become A Housing Choice Voucher Landlord?
In a nutshell, you can become a Housing Choice Voucher Landlord by performing these 4 easy steps:
List your unit via
GoSection8.com. The Housing Choice Voucher Participant
contacts the Owner/Landlord who then must complete a RFTA Packet provided by the tenant.
SNRHA approves tenancy which includes a determination
that the rent does not exceed 40% of the family’s adjusted
income; determines that the unit rent is reasonable; and
ensures the unit has an initial HQS inspection within 10
calendar days of the RFTA submission date. Utilities must be on
prior to the inspection.
Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract is signed by
the owner at the HQS Inspection (unless the unit does not
pass its inspection). The lease effective date “must” match
the effective date of the HAP contract per HUD regulations
and shall be filled in at the time of the HQS passed inspection
or the date the tenant takes possession of the unit, whichever
is later. The HQS Inspector shall return the forms to the
assigned case worker to ensure the contract is signed for
payment. This system ensures the owners/managers never
have to come into SNRHA unless they prefer to bring in RFTA
documents themselves. If so, they should call our office to
make an appointment with the assigned case worker.
Housing Assistance Payments are made on the 1st or 15th of
each month. Contracts that have been signed by both
parties (SNRHA and the Owner) and all other required
documents received by SNRHA, including required
documents from the tenant no later than 5 business days
“prior” to the 1st or 15th will be paid on the next scheduled
check run. If this deadline is missed, the first payment will
be made on the next check run date effective the later
of the date the unit passed HQS inspection or the date the
tenant takes possession of the unit. All payments are made
via automatic direct deposit. Vendor payment ledgers are
available via our SNRHA Landlord Portal.
To view more details on this topic and to gain a thorough understanding of the HCV Program and your role as a landlord please read the HCV Owner's Guide.