Becoming a Landlord

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.

Program Benefits

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.

May 8, 2024, at 5:30 PM on Zoom

Agenda Topics:

  • Updates from Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA) – Guest Speaker from AAGLA
  • Overview of HACSB’s Leasing Process
  • HACSB Updates
  • Game and Prizes

Registration is required.  Register here: Meeting Registration – Zoom

For more information, contact us at

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

Select Tenant

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.

Submit Paperwork

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.

Monthly Rent

For non-MTW rental assistance programs and VASH, the rent must be affordable to the tenant. The maximum rent is based on the participant’s ability to pay for rent and utilities. Therefore, the maximum rent may be higher or lower than the payment standard based on a participant’s individual circumstances or other program requirements.

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.