My Section 8 tenant just died. What happens to the HAP Contract?

It depends on whether there are any additional approved family members in the assisted unit. Unless there is, at least, one remaining family member, the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract terminates automatically on the death of a single-member household, including one with a live-in aide.  Any pre-paid HAP Contract payment beyond the contract termination date …

How do I get paid?

Participating landlords tell us that one of the most popular benefits of the Section 8 HCVP is guaranteed, on-time payment.  HACA submits its share of the tenant’s rent, via direct deposit or mail, on the last business day of each month (payment for the 1st of the following month). Often, this is the lion’s share of the rent.  …

Do I have to lease to anyone with a Section 8 voucher?

No. You may rent to anyone you wish, provided you don’t not discriminate as prohibited by California law1. It’s wise to screen all prospective tenants for credit worthiness and suitability, and HACA recommends that you do so for all prospective Section 8 tenants.  (HACA is not permitted to screen prospective Section 8 tenants for credit worthiness or suitability. HACA …

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