An owner’s willingness to rent to a family that participates in one of THA’s housing programs expands the pool of potential tenants available to him or her. An owner will usually have several participants from the program to choose from.
At THA’s expense, a third-party company is used to screen each adult member of a participating family for serious criminal history when they first enter the program. The fact that a participant passes THA’s criminal background check, however, does not diminish the landlord’s responsibility for selecting their tenant. We encourage owners and property managers to use the same screening practices for THA clients that they would for any other potential tenant, including running credit histories and checking previous tenancies for problems or troublesome evictions. We offer no guarantee that a tenant is suitable. The owner or property manager must determine that for themselves.
The voucher makes the rent affordable to the tenant, making rent defaults less likely.
Each month, THA sends our share of the rent via direct deposit. A statement is then emailed to the landlord.
Rental rates are based on fair market rents.
- THA inspects the rented unit for Housing Quality Standards before initial lease-up and once a year after that at no cost to the landlord.
- Tenant participants are expected to comply with the lease. THA can terminate them from the program for serious or repeated lease violations.
- Landlords can charge security deposits and late fees as long as they are consistent with charges made to private market renters.
- By renting to voucher holders, landlords help provide quality and affordable housing opportunities for families in our community.