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 are taking place on the first Thursday of every month. View HACSB’s calendar of events for upcoming landlord workshops. RSVP to attend one of our monthly landlord workshops by clicking on any of the Housing Program Office locations below or to contact us with any questions you may have.
Other Upcoming Landlord Events
- Meet staff from Brilliant Corners, the Housing Authority’s housing navigator
- Learn about landlord incentives, such as the signing bonus & damage mitigation program
- Get connected to eligible program participants
Past Landlord Events
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
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.