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Becoming a Section 8 Landlord

We appreciate your interest in learning more about becoming a landlord in our Section 8 Voucher program, which provides rental payment subsidies on behalf of eligible very low-income families and individuals.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is a three-way partnership between Glendale Community Housing, the landlord, and the Section 8 assisted family. While Glendale Community Housing enters into a housing assistance payment contract with the landlord to pay a rental subsidy on behalf of a family, the lease is between the landlord and tenant only, just as in any renter/owner relationship. Glendale Housing is not a party to the lease.

Glendale Community Housing must approve the tenancy and enter into a housing payment contract with the landlord prior to paying subsidy on behalf of a tenant. 

Once Glendale Community Housing approves the unit and determines that the rent is reasonable as regulated by HUD, the participant will sign a lease with the landlord.

Rent amounts and lease term cannot be changed without Glendale Community Housing review and approval.

Glendale Community Housing will enter into a housing assistance payment contract (HAPC) with the landlord to pay a portion of the rent determined by Glendale Community Housing and allowed under program policy.

The Section 8 assisted family may also be responsible for paying a portion of their rent, which is paid directly by the family to the landlord.

Glendale Community Housing is not responsible for damages caused by, or the behavior of Section 8 assisted tenants. 

The landlord and the assisted families have certain requirements and responsibilities as participants in the Section 8 program, established through federal program regulation.  All Section 8 landlords are required to attend a landlord briefing to familiarize themselves with the local and federal requirements as well as the responsibilities of the families as it relates to their tenancy.   Click on the links below for additional requirements and information.

The Glendale Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program complies with all Equal Opportunity requirements. Glendale Community Housing is in conformity with the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

If you are interested in renting your property through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, but would like to learn more about the landlord responsibilities and requirements, you may contact the administrative office at 623-930-2180.

Complete the “Landlord For Rent” form located here.  Once complete, return via fax to the Glendale Community Housing Office at 623-930-1064. Once your rental property is chosen by a Section 8 family, you will be contacted to complete the process.

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