THA’s new Landlord Access Portal for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is live now! The Landlord Access Portal is a secure web-based tool where property owners and managers can access information relating to properties currently under contract with the Housing Choice Voucher program.
The Landlord Access Portal is available 24/7 and will allow landlords and owners to:
- View past and present Housing Assistance Payments
- View and print past and present 1099's
- Track property inspection results
- Access downloadable forms
Benefits of Participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program:
- You will be providing affordable housing to Tallahassee families
- You are able to use your own lease
- Advertise your available properties
- Annual inspections of your unit
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Responsibilities of the housing authority, owner and assisted families:
The HCV Program depends on a cooperative relationship between the housing authority, assisted family and owner or property manager. The following summarizes the responsibilities of each party.
The Housing Authority's Responsibilities:
- Reviews all applicants to determine families' eligibility for the program.
- Explains the rules of the program to families and property owners/managers.
- Issues vouchers to families.
- Inspects the housing assisted units for compliance with housing quality standards.
- Approves the unit, owner, and lease.
- Makes housing assistance payments to the owner in a timely manner.
- Re-examines the family's income and composition annually and adjust the rent and process changes in rent portions when the income of the family composition changes.
- Ensures owners and families comply with the program rules.
- Provides prompt, professional service to owners and participating families.
The Owner's Responsibilities:
- Thoroughly screens and interviews families who apply.
- Maintains the property by making necessary repairs in a timely manner.
- Collects application fees, security deposits, and the tenant's monthly rent portion.
- Manages the property and enforces the lease.
- Complies with the terms of the Housing Assistance Payment Contract and HUD Tenancy addendum.
- Complies with all fair housing laws and not improperly discriminate against any family.
- Notifies the housing authority if a tenant vacates the unit and returns the housing assistance payments received after a family vacates a unit.
- Notifies the housing authority of any owner change immediately so payment to the new landlord will not be delayed.
The Family's Responsibilities:
- Provides the housing authority with complete and accurate information pertaining to the family income and composition.
- Reports changes in income and family composition that happens throughout the year.
- Locates a suitable unit and pay the security deposit and application fee to the owner.
- Attends scheduled appointments and return documents on time.
- Maintains the property and minor repairs.
- Complies with the terms of the lease.
- Pays their portion of the rent on time to the owner.
- Complies with all family obligations under the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
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How to contact our office?
Each family is assigned a housing eligibility specialist. See the Phone Directory to determine which housing eligibility specialist serves the family residing in your unit. If any repeated issues or problems occur with the tenant, contact the appropriate housing eligibility specialist at (850) 385-6126.