Becoming a Landlord
How To Qualify
The landlord must agree to accept subsidy for their tenant, by entering into a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract with the Spartanburg Housing.
The dwelling unit must pass the program’s Housing Quality Standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. The rent requested must be reasonable and the landlord must not charge the tenant any amount other than what Spartanburg Housing 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 define “standard housing” and establish 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 special housing types such as manufactured homes, congregate housing, single room occupancy, shared housing, and group residences.
Once Spartanburg Housing approves an eligible family’s housing unit, the family and the landlord sign a lease and, at the same time, the landlord and Spartanburg Housing sign a HAP contract that runs for the same term as the lease. Payments will be generated on the first of the month, following execution of the HAP contract. Payment are direct deposited into the owner's bank account. 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 Spartanburg Housing.
Documents You Will Need
You may use the LL Property Listing Form.pdf to add a rental unit to the Housing Choice Voucher list of available rental units. This list is provided to families who are searching for rental housing. Other documents listed below are for the new Moving to Work Landlord Incentives.
Damage Claim Form.pdf
Referral Bonus Form.pdf
The HQS Inspection Form is used by the HQS Inspector to ensure that your property meets the inspection standards required by HUD.
HCV Landlords are required to abide by this list of Landlord Responsibility
*Potential Owners/Landlords can not register on the Owner Portal*
Landlord May Newsletter.pdf