Information for Landlords

The following file is the administrative plan for the Housing Choice Voucher program:

Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan

Benefits of being a Section 8-HCV Landlord

  • Free advertisement of available rental units.
  • On time electronic monthly payments
  • Free annual/biennial inspections of your units
  • Higher number of tenants
  • Less turnover
  • You screen your own tenants
  • Tenants who are held accountable for repairing damages
  • You will have the opportunity to help the elderly, persons with disabilities and families with low incomes

Section 8 tenants have an added incentive to play nice according to the rules. It's not easy to qualify for subsidized housing. There is a long waiting list and strict requirements to meet. The last thing a sensible Housing Voucher recipient will want to do is to chalk up a poor rental or eviction record and risk losing his or her precious Housing Assistance. Once participant families find a good place to live, they tend to stay, which translates to less turnover. As a result, landlords have fewer operating costs and are able to make more of a profit.

How does it work?

  • Advertise your rental properties by email (housing@bgky.org) or phone (270-393-3715).
  • When perspective HCV tenant wants to rent from you, screen them to make sure they are suitable to be your renters
  • If you agree to lease to them, you must obtain and complete the Request for Tenancy Form provided by the tenant.
  • Housing Division checks to make sure the family can afford the rent and that the rent is reasonable.
  • Inspection is scheduled for your rental unit to ensure it meets program standards.
  • When your unit had passed inspection, you will execute the lease with your tenant and the Housing Division will mail you a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract for your signature.
  • Family moves in.
  • The family pays its portion of the rent directly to you and the Housing Division pays the remainder of the rent directly to you through direct bank deposit.
  • Housing Division continues to pay the remainder of the rent as long as the participant family lives in your unit and family is eligible for the housing assistance program.
  • Receive payments through ACH Payment Enrollment, Tax ID & Certification.
  • You can now rent to Section 8 tenants!

Post Available Rental Property for Free

If you have available rental property and you want to participate in Housing Choice Voucher program, please email housing@bgky.org or call (270) 393-3621. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Unit Address
  • Amount of Rent/Security Deposit
  • Unit Type
  • Number of Bedrooms/Bathrooms
  • Other Included Amenities
  • Utilities Paid by Owner
  • Appliances Included with Unit
  • Whether Maintenance/Manager on-site.

A free service allowing landlords to post available units across the state, including unit information to assist families to determine what unit may suit their needs.

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