Thank you for your continued participation in the private landlord program with the Section 8 housing choice voucher program. If you are considering become a landlord with the Section 8 housing choice voucher program we would like the opportunity to provide you with additional information concerning the program. We hold a landlord orientation meeting on the 1st Monday of each month in the Conference Room of our Administrative Offices at 200 N. 11th Street, Springfield, Illinois. We require that all new landlords attend the landlord orientation. The information that is required to participate in the private landlord program is located below.
Annually we hold a large gathering of landlords who are participants or are considering participating in the private landlord program. This annual event has been going on for more than 20 years and is held every September. Watch for more details!
The Springfield Housing Authority maintains a list of available properties as a courtesy to our program participants. When you have an available property or unit, please notify us (using the form below) so we can provide you with FREE advertising with our property listing service. We also request that if you rent the unit that you please contact the Section 8 Department at (217) 753-5757 ext. 219 to remove your property from the listing
The role of the landlord in the voucher program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The dwelling unit must pass the program's housing quality standards and be maintained up to 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. The PHA also completes a rent reasonableness study on every unit before the initial leasing can take place. This is done to ensure that the rent for your unit is reasonable compared to other similar units in the area. It is very similar to an appraisal when you purchase a property
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Use the following forms to update your information or make us aware of new units that your have available for rent