How to Become a Participating Landlord
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.
Affordablehousing.com (aka 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.
Affordablehousing.com (GoSection8) Property Listing Form
Submit a moving packet (RFTA)
Email: RFTA@dupagehousing.org or Fax: 630-690-0702 (Attention Randy) or Drop off/Mail: 711 E. Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
HUD LANDLORD RESOURCES
HUD HCV Landlord Resource Page CLICK HERE
Sign up for the HCV Landlord HUD Newsletter CLICK HERE
Effective March 1, 2020 DHA & KHA transitioned to biennial inspections (inspections being conducted every other year).To qualify, unit must pass 2 consecutive inspections on the first inspection attempt. Qualifying consecutive inspections are the Initial move-in inspection followed within 12 months by the first Annual inspection, or consecutive Annual inspections. Exceptions are special inspections and quality control inspections which can be conducted at any time with proper notice.
If a unit does not pass the inspection attempt and requires a re-inspection to be conducted, an Annual inspection will be required until the unit can pass two consecutive inspections on the first attempt - at which point the unit will be transitioned into biennial inspections. Owner, landlord, tenant or third party still reserve the right to request a special inspection.
Please ensure that your unit complies with our Minimum Housing Quality Standards by proactively reviewing some resources provided on our website. For questions relating to this policy contact Mario Carrasco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Opportunity Area Tax Abatement Program
The 2022 program will open in September. Kendall & RHSP properties are NOT eligible for this program.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Tax Abatement Program