How to Qualify
The landlord must agree to accept subsidy for their tenant, by entering into a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract with Union Parish Section 8 Housing (UPS8H).
The dwelling unit must pass the program's Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives Housing Assistance Payments (HAP). The rent requested must be reasonable and the landlord must not charge the tenant any amount other than what UPS8H has determined to be the tenants' portion of rent.
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program regulations at 24 CFR Part 982 set forth basic Housing Quality Standards (HQS) which all units must meet before assistance can be paid on behalf of a family and at least annually throughout the term of the assisted tenancy. HQS defines "standard housing" and establishes the minimum criteria for the health and safety of program participants. Current HQS regulations consist of 13 key aspects of housing quality, performance requirements, and acceptability criteria to meet each performance requirement. HQS includes requirements for all housing types, including single and multi-family dwelling units, as well as specific requirements for specific housing types such as manufactured homes, congregate housing, single room occupancy, shared housing, and group residences.
Once UPS8H approves an eligible family's housing unit, the family and the landlord sign a lease, and, at the same time, the landlord and UPS8H sign a HAP contract that runs for the same term as the lease. Payments will be generated on the first of the month, following the execution of the HAP contract. Payments are mailed to owners by the 1st of each month. In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with UPS8H.
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