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Landlords

HCVP Landlord Virtual Sessions

Please join us for our monthly "How to" live sessions that will allow you to interact with the HCVP team. Choose from the topics below and access the sessions via the Zoom link provided. 

HCVP Introduction Webinar

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Unit Affordability and Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) 

August 31, 2022, 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

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Housing Quality Standards (HQS)

September 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

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Rent Increase & Change of Ownership 

October 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 893 5527 5363
Passcode: 549646

 

Annual Recertifications

November 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 849 3734 2117
Passcode: 795570

 

To Be Determined

December 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 880 2581 8092
Passcode: 804248

 

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HCV Presentation 

What is a Housing Choice Voucher Program Landlord?
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) increases affordable housing choices for very low-income and extremely low-income households by allowing families to choose privately-owned rental housing. The HCVP creates a three-way partnership between the local housing authority, the participating family and the owner/landlord of the private rental property.

What is the process to become a Landlord in the Housing Choice Voucher Program?
LMH issues vouchers to income-qualified participants, who selects the home they wish to rent. If the participant selected home meets the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection, LMH pays a portion of the rent directly to the landlord.

A Landlord may advertise their available units, free of charge, at https://www.affordablehousing.com/

Landlords should qualify the prospective tenant through their own rental screening process first. LMH only verifies voucher holders as income-qualified for the HCVP. Once the landlord has approved the prospective tenant via their rental screening process, the prospective tenant will provide the landlord with a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA).

After the RFTA is returned to our office, we will:

  • Verify the real estate taxes are current on the selected property (taxes cannot be delinquent)
  • Contact you to schedule a HQS inspection (unit qualifications are defined in the Landlord Guidebook)

Your rental home will be determined ready for lease up once:

  • The home has passed HQS inspection (Tips on How to Pass HQS Inspection.pdf)  
  • Proposed rent has been determined reasonable (a rent survey will be conducted to determine if your requested rent is reasonable for the home and the area)
  • Family has qualified for the unit within their voucher allowance (family size and income)
  • A representative from LMH will contact you once the above steps have been satisfied and to authorize the move in date.  The family must not move in prior to LMH's authorization.
  • A Housing Assistance Payments Contract (known as a HAP Contract) must be signed by the landlord and LMH. This contract runs concurrently with the landlord's Lease Agreement signed between the landlord and the assisted family. Payment of the family's portion of rent will begin on the effective date of the contract and lease. A family can remain on the Housing Choice Voucher Program as long as they continue to be eligible and fulfill their obligations under the federal regulations of the program.