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Landlord's Obligations: The role of the landlord in the voucher program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The dwelling unit must pass the program's housing quality standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with the PHA.  See more  on Landlords and Section 8

Tenant's Obligations: When a family selects a housing unit, and the PHA approves the unit and lease, the family signs a lease with the landlord for at least one year. The tenant may be required to pay a security deposit to the landlord. After the first year the landlord may initiate a new lease or allow the family to remain in the unit on a month-to-month lease.

The Housing Project concept failed for the most part, and the government has realized that a better approach was to assist by “mainstreaming” the disadvantaged into an area they may be able to live a healthier, more productive life and have access to more opportunities.

Its purpose is to assist eligible elderly, or disabled or very-low income households (as defined by HUD)  to secure decent, safe and sanitary housing.

Because Section 8 is not an entitlement program (like Social Security, for example), there is a waiting list. Per federal regulations, applications for the waiting list are available periodically when the estimated waiting period is not so long as to give applicants false hope of receiving assistance in the near future.

A Section 8 office assists eligible households by paying a portion of their rent. This housing assistance payment (HAP) is sent to property owners (Landlords) monthly. The tenant pays the balance. For an explanation of how tenant share is calculated, see the Voucher sections on HUD. For each county HUD has a set standard payment schedule for Studio – 4 Bedroom Homes.  

Tenants coming into the program are given a voucher and typically 60 days to find an apartment. They may elect to remain in their current apartment if the landlord accepts Section 8 or they may move. If the recipient needs additional time to secure an apartment, the voucher may be extended up to sixty (60) additional days. The recipient must submit documentation to the Housing Authority that he/she has been actually searching for a residence. The apartment must pass inspection to ensure it meets the HOUSING QUALITY STANDARDS, or HQS, set by the federal government. The authority providing the payments requires an inspection of the home yearly.   

All Section 8 participants (tenants) are reviewed annually (re-certified) to determine any changes in family income, deductible allowances and family composition. 

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