Renting to a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participant is similar to renting to any other tenant. Property owners will need to screen prospective voucher holders for suitability as they would any other potential tenant, ask for a security deposit, collect rent and enforce the provisions of their lease including settling disputes with tenants and evicting those who violate their lease.
The unit must pass the program’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and be approved by the Public Housing Agency (PHA) prior to a landlord entering a contract with the Loudoun County Department of Family Services. The unit must be maintained based on those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with the PHA.
Please note: The Loudoun County Department of Family Services does not require owners to list their property in order to lease to a voucher holder. Registering your property does not guarantee acceptance into the HCV Program.