Thank you for your interest in the Housing Choice Voucher program! You can earn market rate income while helping low income families, and helping your community!
At the Housing Authority, we are committed to providing excellent customer service to our landlords! Please take our brief landlord survey and let us know how we are doing. Your feedback will assist us in serving you better.
There are lots of benefits for landlords that participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8).
Additional benefits include:
- Landlord Incentive Program can reimburse for damages, unpaid rent or more
- Prompt and consistent payment
- Direct Deposit on the 1st business day of the month
- You establish the rent
- You can choose a month-to-month contract, a 6-month lease, or a 1-year lease
- List your rental property for free at GoSection8.com
- Convenient features for busy landlords such as single primary point of contact, web portal, walk-in hours, and more!
Here’s a brochure that details these benefits.
Landlords can receive a signing bonus of $2,000 when they rent a unit to an individual or family that is currently homeless and has any type of Section 8 voucher. These vouchers include HUD-VASH, Mainstream, Family Unification Program, Disabled-Medically-Vulnerable, or a regular Section 8 Housing Choice voucher, as long as the individual or family is homeless prior to renting the unit.
Click here for more information.
Finally, our newest benefit may be our best yet: the Landlord Incentive Program!
This program serves landlords with rental units through-out Santa Cruz County, including the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola, and Scotts Valley. Landlords can make claims for reimbursements – up to $2,500 for damages, unpaid rent, legal costs and vacancies. Click here to learn the conditions and options.
If you would like to add your vacant unit to our free rental listings, go here.
This program provides rental assistance to low income individuals and families.
This program offers a good reason for landlords to accept Housing Choice Vouchers.
NEW Landlord Portal – Current data: The Housing Authority is pleased to announce the availability of a NEW landlord portal. All Housing Authority landlords should receive a letter with a registration code and instructions on how to access the new site. Click here to access the NEW Landlord Portal. If you need assistance, please contact 831-454-5977.
The following forms are for landlords participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program.