What is the landlord's responsibility?

The landlord must attract a family that has already been determined as eligible and has been issued a voucher by the Housing Authority. The landlord is responsible to screen the family for suitability as a tenant, just as they would any prospective tenant. If the landlord decides to rent to the family, a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) is completed and submitted to the Housing Authority. Eligible families are given the RFTA at the time they are issued a voucher. The Housing Authority schedules an inspection of the rental unit within 15 days of receiving the RFTA. If the unit meets Housing Quality Standards and the rent amount is approved by standards set by HUD, the contract is signed by the Housing Authority, the Housing Choice Voucher participant and the landlord. The landlord is expected to collect a security deposit and the family's share of the rent. The landlord is expected to maintain the property's overall condition and see that the basic plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems, etc. are functioning properly. Should the family violate the terms of the lease or fail to pay the rent, the landlord needs to notify the Housing Authority so that they may take proper action and the landlord would then go through proper eviction procedures.

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1. What are Housing Choice Vouchers?
2. Am I eligible?
3. What is my family responsible for?
4. What kind of rental unit qualifies?
5. What is the landlord's responsibility?