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HRHA needs more landlords for our Housing Voucher Choice (Section 8) program. If you would like to learn what is involved, please read below. If you have additional questions you may call 757-727-2699.
Beginning July 1, 2013, HRHA will no longer mail paper checks or statements. All landlords must sign up for direct deposit and email statements.
- 1 If you currently receive payment by check: download, fill out, and mail this form with a voided check (checking account) or deposit slip (savings account) attached to enroll in HRHA's free direct deposit program.
- 2 If you receive payment by direct deposit but still receive a paper statement or need to update your email address, complete this online form to sign up for or update an emailed statement.
For security reasons we cannot accept mailing address updates or direct deposit signups by email. To update your mailing address you MUST submit an updated W9 form which is available here. To sign up for direct deposit you must complete this form.
List your PropertyUse the GoSection8 and Virginia Housing Search databases to find listings or to list your rental property.
- Landlords are now able to submit their listing of an available unit by using the free service offered by www.gosection8.com and www.VirginiaHousingSearch.com. This service allows tenants, landlords, and the housing authority to easily access information on available units. The service also allows landlords to upload pictures of the property.
- By partnering with www.gosection8.com and www.VirginiaHousingSearch.com, HRHA will be able to still offer the value added service of free print and online listings but with less overhead, allowing more time to devote to our clients and landlords.
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Frequent QuestionsClick each question to view the answer.
Note: additional answers to frequently asked questions are available on our FAQ page.
Steps to Participate
- 1 Attend a landlord briefing to get information about the S8 program.
- 2 Screen the perspective tenant just as you would a non-assisted tenant, keeping in mind the Fair Housing laws.
- 3 Check the clients voucher for 2 things; the expiration date and the number of bedrooms the family qualifies for.
- 4 Fill out the RFTA (request for tenancy approval) packet carefully and completely. Return to the technician.
- 5 The housing technician will process the request determining if the rent is reasonable (fair market) and affordable for the client.
- 6 The inspection request is forwarded to the inspection department and you will be contacted to schedule an inspection.
- 7 Make sure all of the utilities are on and all appliances in place prior to inspection.
- 8 Do not allow the client to move into the unit prior to it passing inspection. HRHA cannot pay on a unit that has not passed inspection.
- 9 The inspector will note any deficiencies (and give them to you in writing), make the final determination on a reasonable rent, and return for a re-inspection if necessary.
- 10 When the unit passes inspection, contact the technician before allowing the tenant to move in.
- 11 Sign the lease, and collect the security deposit from your new tenant. Sign the contract with the Housing Authority.
- 12 Accept our thanks for your participation in HRHA's S8 program!
- We now offer Direct Deposit for our landlords. Please download, fill out, and mail the form with a voided check attached to enroll.
- W-9: Taxpayer Identification Number. For landlords already on the program. Please download, fill out, and either fax or mail to us if you have a change of address or payee status. We also have instructions available for this form.
- Use this form to request an annual contract rent increase.
A class for new landlords is held once per month at the office located at 1 S. Armistead Ave. Class times are from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Please contact our Rent Specialist at 757-727-2687 to register.
HRHA Self Inspection Checklist
The HRHA Housing Quality Standards (HQS) are composed of the stricter of the HUD HQS and The International Property Maintenance Code, as adopted by the City of Hampton. In most cases the property maintenance code prevails.
Download the general checklist of the most common reasons a unit may fail inspection. This listing is not a complete listing of the above codes. Please contact Jerry Hoffman, Chief Inspector at 757-727-2686 if you have questions.
Important Reminder Some repairs require building permits, such as structural repairs, renovation of existing space involving plumbing, electrical, or mechanical installations.