Please verify that HHA has current, accurate contact information
on file for the owner and management property.
The Housing Authority partners with more than 5,000 private
property owners to provide rental units to Houston families in need
of quality, affordable housing through the Housing Choice Voucher
Program. In addition to the satisfaction of making a difference in
the community, benefits of participating in the Housing Choice
Voucher Program include:
The agency inspects the dwelling unit prior to the date a family
moves in and will inspect the unit annually thereafter. We perform
emergency or complaint inspections if requested by either the
tenant or the property owner/manager.
Owners can publicize available units by visiting
Socialserve and MyApartmentMap.
The Housing Authority will pay what your rental unit is worth in
comparison to other similar properties in the neighborhood. The
agency conducts a Rent Reasonableness Survey at the time of the
initial/annual inspection. We look for similar units with respect
to location, quality, size, type, age, amenities, housing services,
maintenance and utilities. Click
here for current Payment Standards.
Guaranteed Timely Payments
HHA's portion of your tenant's rent (usually the majority of the
total monthly rent) is deposited directly into your checking or
savings account with a receipt for the payment sent by mail for
There is a long list of eligible families looking for affordable
apartments in Houston. As a result Section 8 owners are less
susceptible to increases in vacancy rates as non Section 8
Decreased Applicant Screening Time
Section 8 voucher holders often sign a release that allows
prospective property owners access to their HHA file. This file can
contain information that you will find helpful when considering a