We inspect your unit when you first lease it to a Section 8 HCVP tenant and every 24 months thereafter, for most units. We aren’t looking for code compliance, but, rather, for possible health or safety hazards like, a smoke alarm with a dead battery, or an outlet without a switch plate – what the … Read More: What’s an HQS Inspection?
To participate in the Section 8 HCVP, just list your available unit in HACA’s free online “For Rent” Directory. Once you and a HCVP family tentatively agree to sign a lease, fill out the Request for Tenancy Approval form (RTA) that the family will present to you and return it to HACA. We’ll contact you on receipt to … Read More: How do I get started?
OWNER NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA) VAWA provides protections for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Project-Based Voucher (PBV) and Moderate Rehabilitation (MR) applicants, tenants, and participants from being denied assistance on the basis or as a direct result of being a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, … Read More: What are my responsibilities under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?
Key Terms Contract Rent. The total rent that you charge for a unit. Gross Rent. The sum of your contract rent and the utility allowance that the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) credits to the family. Payment Standards. The maximum monthly assistance payment in HACA’s jurisdiction for the sum of (1) the contract rent … Read More: How Much Rent Can I Charge?