Houses for Rent by Owner Accepting |Renting to Section 8 Tenants

I wanted to talk a little about section 8 tenants & houses for rent by the owner accepting section 8.

This is a common question we get from both landlords and from tenants about whether we rent to section eight tenants and what we think about the program. Hope You Read This Complete post.

Houses for Rent by owner accepting section 8

Houses for Rent by Owner Accepting Section 8
Houses for Rent by Owner Accepting Section 8

As a general rule, we’ve got nothing against the tenants who are receiving section eight assistance.

In our experience, most of the tenants are great. They take good care of the property, they’re responsible tenants like anybody else.

Of course, there are a few bad apples here and there, but that’s the case with tenants who aren’t receiving section eight assistance also.

So that’s nothing special for that class of tenant. So the problem doesn’t really come in with the tenants.

Housing Authority

The problem with section 8 is the housing authority. So when you’re renting to a section eight tenant, you’re not just dealing with that tenant.

There’s also a middleman involved, which is the city or the county housing authority that is basically dispensing the money that the government is providing for that tenant’s housing assistance.

So they cut the check to you for however much assistance they offer that tenant. So sometimes they’re paying that tenant’s whole rent.

Sometimes they’re just paying a portion of it. Sometimes they’re providing utility assistance.

It just depends on the individual’s situation, how much money that tenant makes, and various factors that go into, how they decide what that tenant receives.

But they’re basically acting as a sort of middleman in the situation, to be that dispenser of that money for that assistance.

Special Rights

So they think that gives them special rights, to tell you what to do.

So if you want to rent to that section eight tenant that they’re providing that assistance to, they make you submit to an inspection of your property that they conduct with their vendor where they make determinations about what they think you have to do to your property.

Housing Assistance Program Agreement

They also have you sign, what’s called a housing assistance program agreement. And basically, it acts as a sort of pseudo-lease that overrides your normal lease agreement.

So there are a lot of provisions in that half-agreement that restrict your rights as a landlord and place all sorts of additional burdens on you.

Initial Inspection

For example, you have to submit that property not just to that initial inspection, but to yearly inspections and that inspector is going to come in and he’s going to tell you what you need to do to your house.

So let’s say you’ve had this section 8 tenant in your house for a couple of years and the inspector comes out for the second inspection and he decides the carpet needs to be replaced, in his opinion.

Professional Cleaning

Well you go out and you look at the house, the carpet seems fine to you. You just think it needs a professional cleaning, which your lease says is the tenant’s responsibility to do.

And which state law doesn’t say is the landlord’s responsibility. There’s no requirement in state law for you to replace the carpet in the house.

But the housing authorities inspector is telling you you have to do it.

And furthermore, they’re telling you in their notice that if you don’t do it, they’re going to cut off their payments assisting the tenant.

House for a Couple of Years

So now you’ve got a tenant that’s been in the house for a couple of years, it’s a good tenant, you know they haven’t done anything wrong, but the housing authority is telling you to spend $4,000 for this unnecessary repair, just so you can keep this tenant and their housing assistance coming in from the government.

And if you don’t do that, we’re gonna cut off the money and most likely the tenant is not going to be able to pay. So obviously this creates a bad situation.

And because of this, we don’t like to deal with housing authorities.

Issues are the Housing Authority

This is just one example of the problems we have. Other issues are the housing authority is in no hurry to pay you.

We usually receive checks from housing authorities around the tenth of the month, sometimes the seventh or eighth, but even that is completely unreasonable.

Our leases say the rent is due on the first of the month and it’s late if it’s not paid by the second.

Late Fee

Even landlords that are a little more lenient say that there’s a late fee after the fifth.

But the housing authority doesn’t care. They’re gonna pay when they’re gonna pay and they’re gonna tell you you can’t charge the tenant a late fee for them getting the rent to you late.

So you’re left in a situation as a landlord where you’re basically having your rights as a property owner and as a landlord infringed.

What your Rights Are

The housing authority is basically deciding what your rights are. They don’t care what state law says.

It doesn’t matter to them. They’re just setting their own rules and you have to abide by them if you want to keep getting that rent.

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  1. hey my name is chestine i have a tenn voucher and im lookin to for an apt or house to rent before i lose my voucher i have to live in any city thats area 1 which would be west tenn. i have 30 days to find a place to stay or i will loss my voucher can anyone point me in the right direction please Thank you.

      1. I’m in the same situation I have a 2bed room voucher and only have 30days or I will loose it can u help me it’s for the Hacc surburbs of IL.

  2. have a voucher for conroe, tx or montgomery county only have 30 days to find a place an apt or house can you please help

  3. I’m in Los Angeles, CA and my voucher is for the “city” of Los Angeles. I cant find a place that isn’t in the middle South Central LA. I have less then 30 days and I’m scared I’m going to lose my housing. Also, I wanted to get some more information on the rent to own homes with section 8

  4. I am in need of a 3 bedroom house that accepts section 8 housing vouchers near st paul minnesota or hudson wisconsin please help

  5. I am looking for a apartment that accepts the Cook County housing voucher before my voucher ends November 16, 2021

  6. my mother is turning 70 yrs old, has a voucher now for over ten years and is a very responsible tenant. I’m her middle daughter and she lives in Aberdeen NC. we found our mother this year 2021 and would like to mover her closer to us. spent 50 years without her and don’t plan to let her spend anymore years alone. God is a God of a second chance and he gave me a heart of forgiveness and so the past is the past my mom needs me now so I hope i can help her find a place / home here in concord closer to her own family.

  7. hi my name is judy graham and i am new to this my mother passed away christmas last year and she had section 8 they passed it down to me and i want to move out the house i am in

  8. i need a house asap but i haven’t had any luck i have a 3 bedroom dallas housing voucher please help me find one

  9. I work for a nonprofit in Washington DC and am always looking for properties for my clients with choice vouchers. Most are qualified transfers. Can you assist me with listing?

  10. Hi, Im Jaimie and need help finding a 2 bedroom house on section 8 for me and my child in the Pittsburgh area can you please assist me with some knowledge of some properties. Thank you very much in advance.

  11. I have a voucher for section 8 and im having a hard time finding a play its 1,940. And im looking for a place near long beach ,ca private owner is best because the agency’s that lease some apartments are so strict with how my credit score is

  12. I am looking for 4 bedroom 2 bath in SA,TX
    I only have 30 days left before I lose voucher I work full time an have applied wasted so much an nothing Two landlords rented to other tenants because of the freeze we had three weeks ago they said they needed a tenant an couldn’t wait . I need help have kids we need a home House.

  13. have a section 8 voucher, can someone help me within find a place please. I been looking in areas of Missouri in southwest like lake of ozaerkk, sunset beach, Pulaski County area

  14. Hello my name is janet and im looking for a 3 bedroom house for rent im on section 8 and i live in albuquerque, nm i have 20 days to find a home and im scared of losing my voucher. please i need help

  15. Hello, I live in San Bernardino County and have a section 8 voucher. I have only 30 days to find a home. Please send me a list of homes that accept section 8.

  16. I have a voucher that is about to expire if I don’t have a place by aug. 5th I need to find one in the metro MN

  17. Hey my name is Tasha and I have a 3 bedroom voucher and my lease is up in December and I need to find me a house deep in Plano, or in McKinney.

  18. I have a voucher for a 2 bedroom in San Diego Ca please can you help I looked I applied and keep getting rejected for credit score or income please help me if you can

  19. Hi’ my name is Erica and i am a nyc area voucher holder im looking for assistance in finding a 4br 2b town house if i can have any help please


  21. Hi I am looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom in Daytona beach. I’m having a hard time when I look at the houses it says contact Zillow then I do and they say they don’t rent they sell. But, yet their name is under any rental I look at. I found a few with subject pros but they have fees for everything. 1000 nationwide fees 1000 government fees 650 appliance rental 650 for forget that on 100 for not direct reporting 55 portal I added it up its close to 4000 just to move in. That defeats the purpose of me having a voucher. Isn’t that illegal? But Zillow I’m not understanding I can’t get in touch with anyone. Thank you kathi

    1. Don’t Worry Yes, Kathi M Corbett, House will be available in your location. We are sharing the latest list. You choose and tell us. Thank You

  22. im in a situation my landlord and his brother just text me friday stating they not renewing my lease i been here almost 3yrs no problem until rats got in start eating wirings and they wouldnt do anything so i call housing they dont like to pay to have nothing fix i usually does it all like i own it now they mad and start being nasty please help me im disable i now have a 2br voucher but would rather look for a 3br in my voucher price due to all the things and medical stuf i have could you please help me please in Union County Pa / Northumberland County Pa / Lycoming County Pa please

    1. Don’t worry, we will help you. We are sending you the list of our updated homes, you can choose whichever home you like. These homes will be very close to your area.

  23. Hello my name is Corliss White my lease is up in June 2023 and i am looking for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in Margate or Coral Springs surrounding area in Pompano Florida can you help me I have a 3 bedroom Voucher.

    1. You will get 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house available in Pompano Florida. We will send you our updated listing. You check your email. Thank you.

    1. Don’t Worry , Donneen, We will assist you in finding homes in the las vegas area, we will send you the list.

  24. Hello I’m looking for a 1 bed room apt in the 19150 or 19144 area and only have a short time left can you help me

  25. I have lost two rentals due to the Camden/Burlington County Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 and am currently homeless even while holding a 1 bedroom voucher and now they’re not extending it

  26. Hello looking for a 2-1bath in Plano TX. or Mckinney TX. but if they have any available houses or townhome for rent on section 8 Please let me know, Thank You