A rent increase may be requested at any time after the initial term of the lease and in accordance with any rent increase provisions specified in the lease. If the request is approved, the owner may not request another rent increase during the twelve month period from the effective date of the last approved rent increase. Owners whose rent increase requests are denied can resubmit a rent increase request at any time in the future.
Owners are required to submit rent increase requests online via the owner’s portal.
If the Section 8 unit is in a complex of two or more units, you must also submit a "rent roll." A rent roll is the owner’s up-to-date official list of all rental units on the property, including each unit's address and apartment number, rent amount, and bedroom size. You must also indicate which units are subsidized or unsubsidized (example: Tax Credit or HOME subsidized).
Your rent increase request must be in accordance with the terms of your lease and the HUD tenancy addendum. The Housing Authority will deny rent increase requests made during the first twelve months of the lease, or from owners whose contracts are in abatement for owner violations.
When the Housing Authority receives a rent increase request, the proposed rent amount is subject to a rent reasonableness test.