New Landlord Information

Interested in Becoming a Landlord?

For more information about the process, Click HERE.

Benefits of Becoming a landlord
  • Free advertising of your available rental properties
  • Free annual inspections of your unit
  • You may use your own lease in accordance with state and local laws
  • Direct Deposit rental payments directly from HATC
  • Steady monthly rental payments
  • Greater pool of potential renters
Property Owner Obligations
  • Screen all applicants for suitability as tenants
  • Collect application fees, deposits, and the tenant’s monthly portion of the rent
  • Comply with landlord/tenant and Fair Housing laws
  • Comply with the terms of the lease with the tenant
  • Comply with the terms of the HAP Contract and tenancy addendum
  • Notify the Housing Authority if family vacates the unit and return any housing assistance payment after the family has vacated the unit
  • Make timely repairs to the property
  • Permit inspections
  • Notify the Housing Authority of any owner change immediately to ensure timely payment to appropriate owners

Interested in Listing a rental unit?

We will provide tenants with a listing of all available units as advertised on the Go Section 8 website. If an applicant is interested in your unit, they will contact you directly. You are responsible for conducting your own screening of the applicant. The potential applicant will then provide you with all the documents necessary to begin the process. If you would like to list your rental unit, please visit the Go Section 8 website to list your unit by clicking on the button below.

Go Section 8 Website

Inspection Process/ Inspection Checklist

All units must pass a Housing Quality Standards inspection before the subsidy can start.  An information sheet about our Inspection Process and Inspection Checklist is available for you to use to prepare your unit for inspection.  For detailed information on inspection standards, review “A Good Place to Live” published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more about HATC inspection checklist below.

HATC strives to reduce housing discrimination in all areas of housing.

Equal Housing Opportunity

As a landlord, it is important for you to understand and implement fair housing to all families. You may find more information about housing and discrimination on HUD’s website under Fair Housing.

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4293-200 HATC is committed to providing services to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities, including information on the availability of accessible units.  If landlords have accessible rental units, they should consider listing their units with the HATC and Go Section 8.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website provides additional resources to landlords for review Visit Website.
Need information about your legal rights?  The Austin Tenant’s Council website offers information on many topics related to your rights and obligations. Visit Website

For additional questions, contact Director of Voucher Programs and Homeless Initiatives at 512-854-1883.