Lubbock Housing Authority

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Tenant Based

The Section 8 Process

  • Tenant locates a unit they are interested in renting and confirms that the landlord is interested in participating in the Section 8 program.
  • Landlord completes lease approval documents
  • Tenant schedules appointment with caseworker and returns signed lease approval documents
  • Caseworker determines tenant eligibility for the selected house (based on rent to income ratio)
  • Tenant must show written proof of service eligibility from the utility companies
  • Caseworker notifies inspector to schedule Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection
  • When the house passes HQS, the caseworker is notified and the process continues
  • If the house fails HQS, the landlord is required to complete all repairs and pass re-inspection before the inspection passes
  • Tenant pays deposit
  • Tenant meets with caseworker to receive final approval for move-in
  • Caseworker generates a move-in approval and delivers it to the landlord by mail or preferably by fax

NOTES:

Rent will be prorated in instances of approval after the beginning of the month.

In no circumstance will rental assistance begin before satisfactory inspection is accomplished and approval for move-in is granted.

If the landlord grants permission for tenant move-in prior to the time that satisfactory inspection is accomplished and approval for move-in is granted, the tenant will be responsible for any rent incurred from the time of move-in until the time that satisfactory inspection is accomplished and approval for move-in is granted.