Landlord Resources and Events
Please feel free to scroll this page in its entirety. You will find useful information related to the following:
- Click here to access the Landlord Portal
- HCVP Events
- HCVP Recordings
- Partner Events
We are excited about our new Landlord incentive programs. Please read below to learn more.
HCVP Landlord Signing Incentive
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Landlords and housing providers that execute a first-time lease with an HCVP participant are eligible for a $500.00 signing bonus for each new lease. The lease MUST be effective on or after October 1, 2022. If you meet this eligibility requirement, LMH will apply the bonus upon execution of the Housing Assistance Payment Contract (HAPC).
Please note: Incentives are available until funds are exhausted. (Last updated on January 18, 2023)
HCVP Landlord Damage Mitigation Reimbursement
Landlords/Housing Providers who have an HCVP tenant vacate on or after November 1, 2022, are eligible to apply for damage mitigation funds if certain conditions apply. The landlord or housing provider will be eligible to receive up to $1,000.00 in reimbursement of costs, when a participant/tenant caused damage, excluding normal wear and tear, to the property in excess of the security deposit. The reimbursement is intended to assist the landlord or housing provider with recovery of cost for damages that exceed the security deposit. To justify the reimbursement, LMH will require the following information:
- Landlord/housing providers must have conducted a separate non HQS inspection of the unit within the past 12 months. Certification of this inspection date is required on the application form.
- Landlord/housing provider letter to participant/tenant regarding the status of security deposit balance with itemized list of damages and out of pocket documentation to support reimbursement. Letter to participant/tenant must be dated within 30 days of vacating the unit.
If you meet this eligibility requirement, please complete the HCVP Damage Mitigation Form HCVP Damage Mitigation Form.
Please note: Reimbursement requests must be made within 90 days of the tenant vacating. Funds are limited and are available until exhausted. (Last updated on November 16, 2022)
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
Unit Affordability and Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA)
August 31, 2022, 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Housing Quality Standards (HQS)
September 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
HCVP Landlord Symposium
October 19, 2022, 10:00 a. m. - 1:00 p.m.
Toledo Lucas County Library, Main Location
Annual Recertifications & Landlord Portal
November 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meeting ID: 849 3734 2117
Rent Increase & Change of Ownership
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.