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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to eligible, very low-income families and individuals by providing a voucher to rent a qualifying unit in the private market within the boundaries of the City of Glendale.  The Section 8 Housing Program is a three-way partnership between Glendale Community Housing, the family, and the landlord. In order to make it a successful partnership, each has the following obligations:

Glendale Community Housing

  • Explain the rules of the program to landlords and families who are eligible for the program
  • Inspect the house or apartment for program compliance
  • Issue housing assistance payments to the landlord
  • Monitor landlords and families to ensure compliance with the program rules
  • Terminate assistance for failure to comply with program requirements

Tenant

  • Provide complete and accurate information
  • Cooperate with all program requirements
  • Take responsibility for the care of the home
  • Comply with the tenant obligations of the housing program

Landlord

  • Screen families for past rental and behavioral history
  • Comply with all fair housing laws
  • Comply with all non-discrimination laws
  • Maintain the home by making necessary repairs in a timely manner
  • Comply with the terms of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract
  • Hold Section 8 families to the same standards as non-assisted families 
  • Treat Section 8 assisted families the same as non-assisted families
  • Collect the family's portion of the rent and enforce the lease
  • Provide copies of all notices relating to the occupancy/lease to Glendale Community Housing at the same time it is provided to the assisted family
  • Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure: Information for landlords and tenants concerning the rights of Section 8 families during foreclosure
  • Section 8 assisted families will generally pay no more than 30 percent of their adjusted gross income toward rent and utilities

For information on how to apply for the Section 8 program, click here.

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