Landlord Requirements

If you wish to participate in HUD as a property owner, you must adhere to certain requirements, as well:

  • The property must pass HUD inspection as a safe and decent place to reside.
  • These requirements must be maintained to remain in the program.
  • Property owners are required to fulfill any agreed-upon terms contained within a lease signed by the occupants.
  • The property must rent for a reasonable rate.

As a tenant applicant, you must report changes in income or family members to your public housing agency when they occur. If your income eventually exceeds 50 percent of the median income in your geographic area, you may be transitioned from the program or required to pay a higher amount toward your rent each month. Likewise, if a family member moves out, your situation will be re-evaluated for inclusion.