Welcome, Landlords!

Thank you for your interest in partnering with HRHA to provide affordable housing in our community!

What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program?

The Housing Choice Voucher program assists eligible low-income families & individuals with their rent. Participants choose housing to rent in the open market and pay a portion of the rent based on their income. The rest of the rent is paid directly to the landlord by HRHA.

Independence with Benefits

With HCV, you stay in charge of your property:

  • Choose and screen your own tenants.
  • Use & enforce your own rental agreement.
  • Collect a security deposit.
  • Set the rent amount.

It Pays to Participate

  • You are guaranteed our portion of the rent;
  • Timely payments made by direct deposit;
  • When tenants report a loss of income, we adjust the level of subsidy, enabling you to receive the full rent while keeping the unit affordable for the tenant; and
  • Vouchers assist members of the community. When you rent to a voucher holder, you help an individual or family who otherwise could not afford to live here.

New Landlord Incentives

  •  If the contract is executed between 6/15 and 9/30, you will receive an incentive bonus of $250 (or up to $400 for accessible 1BR units).

Ongoing Partnership

  • After the initial term ends, you decide whether or not to renew, per your lease.
  • HRHA inspects annually or biennially, helping to identify potential concerns.
  • Rent increases may be requested by providing a 60 day notice to HRHA, contingent on the increased rent amount being reasonable.
  • Your tenant has a designated HCV Specialist who you may contact about lease violations. Though we cannot provide legal advice or aid in enforcing the lease, we can often help by reminding a participant that complying with the lease is a requirement of the voucher.

Ready To Take The First Step?

  1. Initial Check: Attend a landlord orientation lunch (below), read about the HCV program, and check to ensure a voucher holder can afford your rent.
  2. List your unit with us and pre-register in our system.
  3. Accept voucher request from tenant and submit required documentation.
  4. HRHA contacts you within 2 to 3 days and will walk you through the leasing process.

Want To Learn More? Join us for a 45-minute Landlord Info Session!

  • CLICK HERE to see upcoming meetings
  • Attendees: Open to the public including landlords, community partners, and community advocates

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020:

The Virginia Fair Housing Law has been updated to add “discrimination based on a person’s source of funds'” to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices.

‘Source of funds’ includes any source that lawfully provides funds on behalf of a renter regardless of whether funding in through governmental or non-governmental agencies. This includes funding through the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

For more information on this update, the lease up process, and more, check out the videos below produced by Virginia Housing

Why List Your Unit?

Listing your unit leads to lots of calls… after all, it’s free advertising!

Don’t forget to check that your unit will work with our payment standards. You can check here.

If you are a current HCV landlord, list your unit through our Landlord Portal. If you are a new landlord, use the form linked HERE!

Busting The Myths About The HCV Program

Myth 1: High Turnover

Worried about high turnover? Think again…

  • The average voucher lease is greater than 4 years!

Myth 2: Tenants are Challenging

Worried about challenging tenants?  Think again…

  • Your screening ensures a good fit.
  • HRHA subsidy adjustments keep the unit affordable for tenants while you collect full rent.
  • A dedicated HCV Specialist can remind your tenants that lease compliance is a condition of their voucher.

Myth 3: Too Much Effort

Worried it is hard to work with HRHA? Think again…

  • Our inspections and rent reasonableness protect your taxpayer dollars.
  • We guarantee direct deposits with online landlord portal.
  • We designate a voucher specialist for new contracts.
  • Training and outreach makes the process easy.

Important Landlord Forms

Click here to access the Rent Increase Request Online Form.

Don’t see the form you’re looking for? Check our Document Center or contact HRHA for more information!