Information for Potential Landlords

What Does the Owner Do?

The owner has the following major responsibilities:

  • Screen families who apply for tenancy, to determine suitability as renters.
  • Comply with the terms of the Housing Assistance Payments contract executed with the PHA
  • Comply with all applicable fair housing laws and do not discriminate against anyone
  • Maintain the housing unit in accordance with Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and make necessary repairs in a timely manner
  • Collect rent due from the assisted family and otherwise comply with and enforce provisions of the dwelling lease