Under the Section 8 Program, the GHA makes monthly payments directly to the landlord on behalf of the family. The family pays to the landlord their portion of the contract rent.
Once the family has identified an acceptable unit, the family and landlord complete the Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) form & package. Once that document is received in our office, a Housing Inspector will contact the landlord to schedule an inspection of the unit. The lease may begin once the inspection is completed with a “passed” status.
If the unit is approved as decent, safe and sanitary, and the rent amount is within the fair market rent guidelines, a lease agreement will be executed between the Landlord and the family. Upon receiving the executed lease agreement, the Housing Coordinator will send a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract to the landlord. The HAP contract will be executed between the landlord and the GHA.