|1. If after an owner shows a unit to a voucher holder and they want to rent it, the property owner should take them through their application and screening process as they would any other tenant.
Voucher holders may rent units larger than their voucher size as long as the rent to owner does not exceed the maximum amount indicated on their rent estimator sheets.
2. If the owner determines that the voucher holder will make a good tenant, they along with the voucher holder, will complete and submit a Yellow Inspection Packet to the RHA.
The tenant/owner can submit it by mail, fax, or in-person. If you have questions about where or how to submit the packet, please contact the RHA at:
3. Once RHA receives the completed packet,
a. If you are a new owner, you must complete a new owner certification form, proof of ownership, Photo ID, Social Security Card/ SS-4, otherwise proceed to step 4.
4. RHA must approve the rent for the unit before it can be leased to a voucher holder.
RHA will determine whether the owner’s asking rent is reasonable as compared to similar unassisted units in the neighborhood. Landlord may provide their own comparables or the RHA will use GoSection8 to determine comparables.
5. A Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection will be scheduled. Generally, the property owner will receive a call to set up the appointment for the initial inspection. An HQS inspection ensures that the unit meets a set of health and safety standards established by the federal government. The unit must pass the inspection.