Becoming a Landlord
HACSB values its landlord partners and welcomes new landlords to join our effort to provide safe and quality affordable housing. HACSB administers the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher Program and other special housing programs and grants. The Housing Choice Voucher and special programs provide rental assistance to low-income families renting units in the private market. Landlord participation is a critical component of these programs. HACSB’s rental assistance programs are included with California’s prohibition on discrimination based on source of income. Click here for more information.
Participation in the Housing Choice Voucher program has many benefits for landlords, including guaranteed income. Click here to access a partial list of the benefits of participating in the voucher program.
Learn About Our Programs
New landlord virtual workshops take place on the first Thursday of every month. RSVP to attend one of our monthly landlord workshops by clicking on the RSVP Here button below or to contact us with any questions you may have.
Other Upcoming Landlord Events
Virtual Landlord Forum
HACSB welcomes all rental property owners and managers in the County to participate in a free on-line Landlord Forum.
April 26, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
- California law concerning tenant move-out inspections and disposition of security deposit – Presented by Susie Lein of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
- HACSB Damage Mitigation Program
- HACSB Updates
For more information, contact Jasher Griffin at 909-890-5380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Landlord Events
Virtual Landlord Forum (January 25, 2023)
- Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections: Get tips from a HQS inspector on how to prepare for inspection
Virtual Landlord Forum (October 19, 2022)
- 2022 California Lease Addendum Requirements
- Overview of Inspections and Rent Reviews
- New Housing Navigation Service—Inland Housing Solutions
Virtual Landlord Forum (August 25, 2021)
- Fair Housing Law: Source of Income Protections
- Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program
- Community Resources 2-1-1
- Housing Authority Program Updates
List Your Rental
The Housing Authority provides a free rental listing service to landlords. Simply complete a Vacancy Listing Request and submit it by email to email@example.com.
Program participants are issued a voucher or Family Obligations Agreement authorizing them to search for a unit. If a program participant applies for your unit, based your tenant selection your own screening criteria. The Housing Authority does not screen for suitability for tenancy. To ensure your screening criteria is compliant with California law concerning the treatment of housing subsidies as a source of income, click here.
The program participant/tenant you select to rent your unit will provide you with a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) packet. Complete and return the RFTA packet along with required items from the checklist to the Housing Authority.
HACSB is required to conduct a Housing Quality Standards inspection to ensure the unit is decent, safe, and sanitary, as well as to determine if the requested monthly rent is reasonable. Inspections are free.
The monthly rent is limited by rent reasonableness and should not exceed the payment standards for the designated rental submarket and program. The difference between the participant’s portion (income based), and the contract rent will determine the Housing Assistance Payment that will be paid monthly to the landlord via direct deposit.
Lease and Contract
After the unit passes the inspection and the rent is determined, HACSB will process the contract for the landlord’s signature. The landlord and the tenant will execute their own lease based on the contract effective dates. The information on the lease and contract, such as address, effective date, family members, and utilities, must match. The landlord must return the signed contract and a copy of the signed lease within 60 days of the effective date to finalize all necessary requirements.