For partnering with the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) as a Housing Choice Voucher Program landlord! Together, we are providing valuable housing opportunities for qualified families in Baltimore City.
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It is strongly recommended that landlords screen Housing Choice Voucher Program participants as they would any unassisted tenant. If, after screening the family, the landlord is interested in renting to the HCVP family, the owner and the tenant will complete and sign the Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) form indicating the rent desired and responsibility for the utilities.
Landlords determine the asking rental price for a unit; however, the rent must be reasonable compared to other units of similar size, location, quality, and type. HCVP will make a determination as to the reasonableness of the proposed rent in relation to comparable units available for lease in the private unassisted market. If the rent is not affordable because the family share would be more than 40% of the family’s monthly adjusted income, HCVP will negotiate with the owner to reduce the rent for the family so it is in compliance with HUD guidelines.