APPLICANT INFORMATION:

How to Apply
Section 8 Home Ownership


Section 8 General Information

Participant Handbook

LANDLORD INFORMATION:

Landlord Pre-Inspection Checklist (.doc)

Section 8 inspection Orientation (must have Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt)


Landlord Handbook

Leadbased Paint Regs

HQS Inspections


The HABD will make every effort to be responsive to Owners/Landlords by:

  • Inspecting units within 14 days of receiving a Request for Lease Approval (if all utilities are on and unit is ready for inspection)
  • Responding to telephone calls no later than the following business day
  • Being responsive to the suggestions, concerns and comments of our Landlord Advisory Board

 

 

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE BIRMINGHAM DISTRICT
Birmingham, Alabama
SECTION EIGHT

OWNERS/LANDLORDS


                            !!!  L A N D L O R D S !!!

                     New procedures for listing rental property (.pdf)


WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE SECTION 8 PROGRAM?

The program offers benefits to an owner in several areas:

  • The rent loss caused to the owner associated with unit turnover is reduced because demand for Section 8 assistance is high.

  • The owner is assured of rent collection since, in many cases, the HABD is responsible for paying a substantial portion of the rent.

  • Good residents. You will always have several participants to choose from. The choice is yours--you make the selection based on your own criteria.

  • Rent whether resident has income or not-normally the HA will increase its portion of the contract rent if the family experiences a loss of income.

  • No paperwork--leases and contracts are prepared at the Section 8 office. Most landlords start off with just one unit and continue to add units as they learn the process and the paperwork flow.

Landlord/Owner Participation in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be revoked if:

  • The owner has been disbarred, suspended or subject to a limited denial of participation.

  • The federal government has instituted an administrative or judicial action against the owner for violation of the Fair Housing Act or other federal equal opportunity requirements.

  • A court or administrative agency has determined that the owner violated the conditions listed above.

  • The owner has violated obligations under a housing assistance payment (HAP) contract.

  • The owner has committed fraud, bribery or any other corrupt or criminal act.

  • The owner has engaged in drug related or violent criminal behavior.

  • The owner has a history of HQS non-compliance.

  • In addition, HABD will not approve a unit if the owner is the parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sister or brother of any member of the family.
 


LARRY DAVIS,
Interim Director of
Leased Housing/Sec8
(205) 521-0668

lcarroll@habd.net





Recognizing the Importance of Owners and Landlords

Without the participation of owners/landlords, there would be no Section 8 Program. In an effort to provide excellent customer service and encourage the participation of new landlords, HABD makes every effort to maintain open communication with owners and landlords through:

Landlord Advisory Board
Landlord Outreach Committee
New Landlord Orientations
Landlord Handbook
Landlord Service Policy
Newsletters

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING
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1826 3rd Avenue, South, P.O. Box 55906
Birmingham, Alabama 35255-5906
Telephone (205) 342-0641