The HACLB Housing Choice Voucher program assists over 7,000 families in the city of Long Beach. To meet the demand for housing we need good landlords and invite your participation.
Participants of the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 program typically pay between 30% - 40% of their adjusted income for rent while the housing authority via federal dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cover the difference between the approved contract rent and the tenant's rent payment. This guarantees that landlords will receive a portion of the rent on time each month.
By becoming our partner in the Housing Choice Voucher program you make it possible for low-income families to enjoy quality, affordable housing and in return owners enjoy:
- Stable payments
- Annual unit inspections
- Fair market rental rates
- On time monthly payments
- Enforceable renter obligations defined in the lease addendum
- Periodic owner newsletters
The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach uses HUD Small Area Demonstration Project that uses Fair Market Rents (FMR) by Zip Code. The Payment Standards applied for the HACLB are currently at 110% of the small area FMR as of 10/1/2016. Please see current FMR here.
Approved contract rents are set based on comparable rent for similar unassisted units and affordability for the individual client. The amounts reflected in the Fair Market Rent include a utility allowance.
As a property owner you are entitled to screen potential tenants and set rules and regulations that are in conformance with California Tenant Law. Ownership information is not required until a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 voucher holder attempts to rent your unit. You may advertise the listing by submitting it online. Quarterly owner orientations are scheduled throughout the year, you may check the website for dates or contact the bureau secretary at (562) 570-5490. We appreciate your consideration of the Section 8 program and look forward to partnering with you to provide affordable housing to Long Beach families.