Does Loudoun County screen prospective residents?

LCDFS screens tenants as it relates to income-eligibility for the HCV program and performs criminal background checks in accordance with HUD guidelines. However landlords are advised to screen for tenant suitability, (credit history, employment history, criminal record and rental history).

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1. Does the HCV program provide security deposits?
2. Is my HCV Housing Counselor responsible for finding my housing?
3. What is my rent share obligation?
4. Does Loudoun County screen prospective residents?
5. When will the owner/landlord receive the first housing assistance payment (HAP)?
6. Can the owner/landlord receive the housing assistance payment (HAP) via direct deposit?
7. If an owner/landlord wants a higher contract rent than approved by Loudoun County, can the HCV resident pay the difference in rent directly to the owner/landlord?
8. If I want to port-in (move) to Loudoun County, will Loudoun County be absorbing my voucher?