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What is the step-by-step procedure for the Section 8 Program? – SpringValley
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What is the step-by-step procedure for the Section 8 Program?
The applicant applies for Section 8 when the waiting list is open.
The applicant’s name comes to the top of the waiting list.
The Housing Authority (HA) determines if the applicant is eligible for the phase issued applicant is issued a Voucher and a Request For Tenancy Approval (RTA) form.
The voucher holder has 90 days to locate suitable housing within the area.
The voucher holder finds a unit on the private market to rent.
The property owner/manager of the unit screens the applicant for suitability as tenant (The HA does not screen for tenant suitability.)
The property owner/manager and the voucher holder complete the RTA form and return it to the HA.
The HA inspects the unit according to Housing Quality Standards.
The HA passes and approves the unit or notes needed repair items.
The HA negotiates rent based on Rent Reasonableness.
The HA enters into a contract with the property owner/manager of the unit.
The owner and tenant sign the property owner/manager’s Rental Agreement or Lease.
The HA receives a copy of rental agreement between the tenant and property owner/manager.
The HA inspects the unit annually.
The HA reviews tenant eligibility annually.