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Federal Housing Information

Landlords

People who receive Section 8 vouchers go find their own rental housing and use the vouchers they receive from their housing agency to help pay the rent. Basically, the voucher means that the Federal Government will pay a specific amount of the rent.

If you wish to rent to Section 8 Voucher holders, you should inform the local Housing Authority of the availability of your property and also indicate in your advertising that you welcome Section 8 Voucher holders. Ultimately, it is the voucher holder's decision whether or not to rent your property. Of course, as the landlord, you would screen the Section 8 voucher holder just as you would any other prospective tenant.

Here is additional information that may help you.

General Information

Tenants

Rights and Responsibilities

When you live in an apartment, you have both rights and responsibilities. Be sure you know what's expected of you - and what you can expect in return. Landlord tenant laws vary from state to state, so be sure to understand the laws in your state.

Tenant Services and Opportunities

In rental housing that is funded through the federal government, special services may be available. Take advantage of what's offered!