20 Mar Landlord – Section 8 UPDATE
Due to the current CO-VID 19 pandemic, and its impact on conducting business, LHA is implementing the following procedures as of March 19, 2020.
As you know, this unprecedented crisis has an impact on our staff, financial fitness of tenants, and the entire community; we urge you to be patient with our staff and your tenants at this time.
Section 8 Coordinators will be prioritizing tasks in the following ways:
- Interim income changes that are submitted complete with documentation indicating that the reduction in income will last for at least 30 days for tenants, thus changing the tenant rent and HAP portions of payment.
- Processing rent payments to landlords
Until further notice we will not be performing the following tasks:
- Annual inspections, if your tenant is due for an annual recertification we will communicate how to move through this process on a temporary basis.
- Section 8 Moves/Change of Units/Lease upswill NOT be processed unless they are already in progress. Exceptions to this will be made on a case by case basis and will only be considered if it is an emergency housing need (i.e. currently homeless) and you have already been issued a voucher, and you submit a complete and signed Request for Tenancy Approval.