BECOME A PARTICIPATING LANDLORD

The success of the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program depends on the participation of nonprofit and private property owners. HACCC works with participating property owners in Contra Costa County who rent to about 17,000 participant households. The agency remains grateful to property owners for continuing to rent to HACCC voucher holders who are facing the challenges of finding affordable housing in the volatile Bay Area housing market.

As a property owner participating in the Section 8 program, you must comply with certain regulations and procedures as established by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HACCC. You must manage your property as you would for any unassisted tenant, including screening and selecting tenants, but you enjoy the security of regular housing assistance payments from HACCC. The agency is committed to continuously improving the efficiency of procedures to ensure that participating in the Section 8 program is a positive experience for owners.

THE LANDLORD ADVANTAGE

Join the thousands of rental property owners and managers who are participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. ​

  • Guaranteed Rent Payments
  • Free Rental Advertising
  • Freedom to choose your own Tenants
  • Free Inspections​
  • Flexible Lease Term
  • Annual Rent Increases

GUARANTEED RENT PAYMENTS

WE GUARANTEE WE’LL PAY OUR PORTION OF THE RENT ON TIME EVERY MONTH DIRECTLY TO YOU. AND BECAUSE THE TENANT’S PORTION OF THE RENT IS BASED ON THE TENANT’S INCOME AND IS ALWAYS AFFORDABLE (WE MAKE ADJUSTMENTS FOR TEMPORARY HARDSHIPS LIKE THE LOSS OF A JOB), THE TENANT IS MORE LIKELY TO PAY THE RENT ON TIME.

FREE ADVERTISING

We’ll advertise your units free of charge to families on our program who are looking for a place to live.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN TENANTS

​Select and screen your Housing Choice Voucher tenant the same way you select any other tenant.

FREE INSPECTIONS

In addition to the inspections you already conduct at your rental property, we’ll send a trained inspector out to the unit each year who will check for safety hazards. We may also alert you to preventative maintenance issues, thereby reducing the chance of major repairs down the road. And the inspections are free!

EASY PAPERWORK

​We only ask you to fill out a few simple forms once you have chosen a tenant and conclude the transaction by signing a contract to protect our individual and mutual interests.

FLEXIBLE LEASE TERM

​Want a six-month or a one-year lease? Maybe month-to-month after that? The choice is yours, as long as you follow your customary leasing practices.

ANNUAL RENT INCREASES

After the initial lease term, you are free to raise your tenant’s rent as long as it is not more that what you would charge other tenants and is comparable to other similar unit rents in the neighborhood. We’ll even check comparable rates for you.

RENT PAYMENT TO YOU

​Qualified tenants pay a percentage of their income toward rent. The Housing Authority pays the difference between that amount and what you charge for rent – all directly to you.

CONTRACTS

You sign a contract with the Housing Authority and a Lease with the tenant. Your relationship with the tenant is virtually like that on the open market.

INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Owner Briefings are available to learn more about the HCV Program and the many benefits you will receive as a Property Owner, including:

  • Free Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspections
  • The potential for lower property taxes
  • Continued housing assistance payment during owner-initiated evictions
  • Low vacancy rates
  • Reliable rent
  • Free and continued Owner education
  • Good residents
  • ​In this two-hour training session, you will learn:
  • HCV Program policies and procedures
  • Property management tips
  • Your rights as a participating Property Owner
  • The automated inspection process
  • How rental rates are determined
  • How to list your property

Email HPS@ContraCostaHousing.org for information

RENTAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Rental Property Owners: 
We have funds available to cover up to one half of your repair costs on rental housing units. These funds are available to for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Our Objective:
Our goal is to expand the supply of quality rental housing in Contra Costa County. We can accomplish our goal by helping you provide quality housing that is affordable for lower-income tenants.

Loan Details:

  • No Payment for 20 years
  • 3% simple interest

Tenants do not have to be on Section 8 program to qualify.To find out if your Rental Property qualifies contact:
Housing Rehabilitation Officer
(925) 957-8035

This program does not discriminate on the basis of handicap. We strongly support Equal Opportunity in Housing Rental, Lending, and Contracting Arrangements.

working together to create AFFORDABLE HOUSING solutions

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