Landlord Information
Obligations

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.

 

Here we have outlined your basic responsibilities of the landlord and the Agency. Please make yourself familiar with this section.

 

PCHA Responsibilities:

  • To inspect and approve your unit.

  • To annually review family size.

  • To issue payment to the landlord.

 

Tenant Responsibilities:

  • To search for housing

  • To provide complete, accurate, and truthful income/family information

  • To pay the tenant portion of rent.

  • Adhere to lease terms and conditions

  • Cooperate with annual inspection and recertification.

  • Keep appointments with PCHA.

 

Landlord Responsibilities:

  • Comply with HUD/PCHA requirements.

  • Screens and selects tenants (PCHA only determines program eligibility)

  • Maintains property in compliance with HQS