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It is very important for our landlords to know what our relationship is in regards to the contract and lease.
The Housing Authority will enter into a contract with the owner to make payments for a specific amount of time on behalf of a participating family. The contract is between the Housing Authority and the landlord. The landlord cannot hold the family responsible for provisions in the contract. Any questions regarding the contract should be brought up to the Housing Authority.
The lease is between the landlord and the participating family. The Authority is not a party to the lease. Please be aware that the Authority cannot be held responsible for action or inaction by the family as it relates to the lease. If the family commits serious or repeated violations of the lease the Authority can take action.
If you have any questions as they relate to the HAP contract or the lease you enter into with the participating family please call us.
Roles 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.
When the family is settled in a new home, the family is expected to comply with the lease and the program requirements, pay its share of rent on time, maintain the unit in good condition and notify the PHA of any changes in income or family composition.
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 Housing Authority.
HUD's Role: To cover the cost of the program, HUD provides funds to allow PHAs to make housing assistance payments on behalf of the families. HUD also pays the PHA a fee for the costs of administering the program.