Section 8 Housing; What Every Landlord Needs to Know
The Steps Required to Becoming a Section 8 Landlord
Step 1: Find a Section 8 Tenant
List your housing with the PHA (Public Housing Authority for Florida)
Step 2: Submit a “Request for Tenancy Approval” form (RTA Form)
The RTA Form says that you approve the family as a suitable renter.
Step 3: The PHA needs to approve your unit.
The Housing Quality Standards inspection determines if your unit and your history as a landlord meet Section 8 standards. If your unit doesn’t pass the PHA will allow the landlord to make the necessary repairs.
Step 4: Section 8 Contract and Lease Signed
Because the landlord receives split payment, from the PHA and the tenant, you will be required to have 2 contracts, one with the PHA and one with the tenant. The PHA enters into a housing assistance payment contract and the renter signs a lease.
Step 5: The PHA makes monthly Section 8 housing assistance payments.
You are now a participating landlord in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program.