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How to Become a Participating Landlord
For a detailed overview of the program, please view our New Landlord Packet,

1. Find a tenant: A tenant may approach you with a Voucher or you can list your available unit/s for our tenants to view (seeGo Section8 below).

2. Approve a tenant: Even though a family is determined by DHA to be eligible for the program, landlords should then conduct their own tenant screening process and follow the same legal, non-discriminatory procedures they would use for any non-assisted applicant applying to rent their property. DHA knows that the owner has approved the family when the moving packet (RFTA, Request for Tenancy Approval) is submitted to our office. A tenant that is eligible to move will have the packet available for the owner.

3. Tenancy and Unit Approval by DHA: After the moving packet has been received and processed, 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.

4. Contracts 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.

GoSection8 information:
List your unit for free on the GoSection8 website. It is a popular site visited by voucher holders searching for landlords that accept vouchers. DHA does not steer families to specific owners or rental units.
GoSection8 Property Listing Form Landlord sign up page



Submit a moving packet (RFTA)
Email:      or Fax: 630-690-0702 (Attention Randy)      or Drop off/Mail: 711 E. Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187


Helpful Documents:

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing Quality Standards (Self-Inspection Checklist) 

A Good Place to Live



Housing Opportunity Area Tax Abatement Program
(Only for eligible Housing Choice Voucher landlords with voucher tenants from DuPage Housing Authority or Aurora Housing Authority)
2019 program starts Sept. through Dec. 1, 2019; after that a late fee. Final deadline for DuPage and Will Counties is Dec. 31, 2019. 
Kane County final deadline is Dec. 1, 2019.

2019 Landlord Tax Abatement Application

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Abatement Program

How to find your property Census Tract number