You do not
need to sign-up or fill out an application to get started with Section 8. The steps for getting started are listed below.
your property. OHA can help
you advertise your property directly to Section 8 participants for free and we
print Section 8 rental listings bi-weekly for Section 8 participants.
& select a tenant. You should
screen prospective Section 8 tenants just like you screen other prospective
3. Set up an
OHA inspection. Fill out the
paperwork your prospective tenant gives you to schedule an appointment. Learn
more about Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections.
for the inspection. Carefully go
over the Tenant & Owner Inspection Checklist and prepare the necessary paperwork.
the inspection. OHA will inspect
the unit for basic health and safety and will usually discuss the rent and take
care of the necessary paperwork at the inspection.
6. Execute an OHA
Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract. After
passing an inspection, completion of all required paperwork and OHA's approval
of the contract rent, OHA and the Landlord can execute a HAP contract.
Landlord/Tenant Relationship. Maintain
your property in accordance with HQS and pass annual inspections.
screen Section 8 participants? NO. OHA does
not pre-screen Section 8 participants or check the credit or eviction history
of applicants. You should screen and select Section 8 applicants the same way
you screen other prospective tenants.