For a detailed overview of the program, please view our… NEW LANDLORD PROGRAM OVERVIEW PACKET
1. Find a Tenant
A tenant may approach you with a Voucher and a Request for Tenancy Approval Packet (RFTA) or you can list your available unit/s for our tenants to view. The DuPage Housing Authority will provide the official documents needed to eligible tenants.
2. Approve the Tenant
Even though a family is determined by the DuPage Housing Authority to be eligible for the program, the owner must approve the family as a suitable renter. The DHA knows that the owner has approved the family when a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) form and Packet is submitted to our office. A tenant that is eligible to move will have this packet available for the owner.
3. Tenancy and Unit Approval by DHA
After a family finds a suitable unit and the owner approves the tenant, the DHA needs to perform a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection. If the unit does not pass inspection, a reasonable time will be given to make the required repairs, if applicable.
4. Contract and Leases
Once a unit passes the HQS inspection and meets program requirements, the tenancy can be approved. The owner and tenant will then enter into a lease together and the DHA will enter into a Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract with the owner.
After the HAP contract and lease are signed the DHA will make payments to the owner as long as the family continues to meet eligibility criteria and the housing unit qualifies under the program regulations.
If you are interested in listing your units, the DHA works with GoSection8.com to provide HCV families with owner names and general information about available rental unit(s). Any interested families will then contact you for an appointment to see your housing unit(s). The DuPage Housing Authority does not steer families to specific owners or rental units, but we will provide families with information on units that are available.
You may also complete the Go Section 8 Property Listing Form and submit to our office. These forms will be distributed to tenant immediately eligible to move and then submitted to GodSection8.com to be posted to the website for other tenants to view.
Property Listing Form