Section 8 Landlord Information
There are many advantages to being a Section 8 Landlord! You never need to worry about finding tenants to fill vacancies because Voucher holders are always looking for good quality units to rent. The Section 8 department strives to refer participants from the waiting list and current participants who are looking for a change in housing to your units. To download the forms Packets click here. Read More below
It’s always your choice
whether to accept a tenant or not and you choose based upon your own selection criteria. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) does not screen perspective tenants for anything except income eligibility. By agreeing to participate in the program you are not required to select a Section 8 tenant if he/she does not meet your requirements. In addition, selecting one Section 8 family does not automatically require you to lease all of your units to Section 8 participants. Application fees are acceptable and we recommend collecting deposits. Review of applicant references is encouraged. As in all cases, fair housing is the law.
Since your property is inspected initially and every other year thereafter by a representative of the Housing Authority, you will always know the condition of your property. We also perform periodic checks on requests by tenant or landlord which helps to ensure your property is maintained at its highest level.
You are protected
Most participants are protected in the event they lose income. MCHA will normally decrease the family portion of contract rent in such an occurrence and pay the balance. When a market renter loses his/her job, what recourse do you have if he/she can’t pay rent? Often delays in payment, repayment arrangements and even evictions follow. Section 8 is definitely a bonus in such situations.
Thank you for considering Montgomery County Housing Authority to help you rent out your property(ies). Our program couldn’t exist without you.To learn more about how to list your unit, the overall procedure, documentation, inspections, setting rent, lease and contract signing, payments, landlord rights and responsbilities, and program stats.
Are you ready to help?
Are you ready to complete the paperwork and submit one or more of your properties for consideration by our tenants? Contact Housing Director Diane Pyles with any questions and read our FAQ for Landlords so you may to schedule a meeting by calling (936) 539-4984 or email by filling out the form below