Welcome Landlords!

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).

Leasing Specialist

First, you can contact Blanca Mendoza, Leasing Specialist, at (831)454-5917 or blancam@hacosantacruz.org.

She’s your single point of contact dedicated to providing landlords with excellent customer service. She can answer all your questions about how vouchers work well for landlords.

 

Program Benefits for Landlords

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.

Landlord Incentive Program

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.

Si desea una traducción en español, por favor llame al (831) 454-9455.


Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program For Landlords

This program provides rental assistance to low income individuals and families.
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Landlord Incentive Program

This program offers a good reason for landlords to accept Housing Choice Vouchers.
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Rent Change Request

Download this form to request changes to rent or lease terms
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Web Access

Access the online portal.
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Landlord Forms

The following forms are for landlords participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
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Questions & Answers

Information for Landlords.
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Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Download the direct deposit authorization form.
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Direct Deposit Cancellation and/or Change Form

Download the direct deposit cancellation and/or change form
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