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Information for Tenants

Owner Responsibilities

  • Performs tenant screening prior to selection and leasing.

  • Complies with terms of the HAP contract and lease.

  • Performs all usual management and landlord functions.

  • Maintains the unit in accordance with HQS and makes required repairs in a prompt manner. 

  • Notifies LHA when the family vacates the unit.

  • All owner responsibilities are further defined in the HAP contract and lease.

Family Responsibilities

  • Supply all required information to the LHA and/or HUD as necessary for participation in the program.

  • Search for housing

  • Pay their portion of the rent and adhere to all lease requirements.

  • Permit biennial and other reasonable inspections of unit.

  • Use the unit solely as the principal place of residence, agreeing not to assign or sublet.

  • Promptly notify the authority within 10 days of any family composition or income change.

  • Pay all applicable utility bills.

  • Maintain the unit in the manner as requested by the owner.

  • Notify LHA and landlord prior to vacating the unit. 

  • Not be involved in any fraudulent activities.

  • Comply with the voucher and terms of the lease.

Family Eligibility Requirements

  • The family's household annual income must not exceed HUD's established income limit.

  • The family must be a U.S. citizen or legal non-citizen.

  • Persons evicted from public housing or any voucher program for drug related criminal activity are ineligible for at least three years.

Authority and Family Payments

  • Payment Standards are established by the LHA and are based on the cost of housing and utilities in the LHA jurisdiction. 

  • The family's share of gross rent must not exceed forty percent of the family monthly income.

  • The LHA's HAP payment will not exceed the amount of the payment standard minus the family total tenant payment.

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