CAN I GET AN INSPECTION OF MY RENTAL UNIT BEFORE I FIND AN ELIGIBLE FAMILY TO BE MY TENANT?The resources of the Housing Agency are limited, and we usually do inspections after your unit is selected by an eligible family and a Request for Lease Approval is completed. If you intend to place the unit on our available property list, an exception can be made. We request that you make any necessary repairs prior to an inspection to avoid the necessity of a second inspection and a delay in the start of the lease and contract effective period.
No. The Landlord may contact a Tenant Screening Service or credit reporting company.
The Housing Agency does not know. It is the Landlord’s responsibility to screen all prospective renters.
The units are inspected prior to a contract being signed, and at least annually thereafter.
If the rental unit is damaged, the tenant will lose his/her eligibility to receive future rental assistance.
Any housing unit (whether a single family house, apartment, duplex, condominium, elderly high-rise, or handicap accessible unit) that is decent, safe, and sanitary. The rent must be reasonably priced.
Single people, families, elderly people, and disabled people qualify for the Program. Qualification is based on income and family composition.
The Housing Agency pays directly to the Landlord an amount based on the tenant’s income and the Fair Market Rent. The tenant’s share of the rent is paid directly to the Landlord.
WHO WILL PAY ME THE SECURITY DEPOSIT, AND HOW MUCH WILL I GET?
The tenant pays the amount that you are requiring, as long as it is within the State law. The Housing Agency does not pay the security deposit.