Section 8 Program - Owners

Contracting and Rent Negotiations

Here you will find the leasing and contracting process, how to determine rent, and how to increase the rent of a Section 8 unit.

Owners - Contracting and Rent Negotiations FAQs

  • A family with a Section 8 voucher would like to move into my unit. How does Section 8 work?

  • Can I use my own Lease Agreement?

  • How much of a security deposit can I charge a Section 8 tenant?

  • What is the Housing Authority payment standard?

  • How much will the Housing Authority pay for my unit?

  • How much rent can I charge?

  • How do you decide which units are comparable?

  • Can I charge the tenant more than their portion of the rent?

  • How do I request a rent increase? When can I request a rent increase?

  • How long will it take you to process my rent increase? How do I check the status of a request?

  • My rent increase was denied. Can I appeal?