For Landlords

HCVP landlords help maintain housing stock in the community, encourage upward mobility for low income families, and promote stability in neighborhoods.

Some of the benefits for landlords participating in the HCV program include:

  • Reliable, guaranteed payments and comparable rents.
  • Direct deposit payments.
  • Ability to give back to the community through providing affordable housing for families.
  • Free property listing.
  • Landlord portal.
  • Landlord orientation sessions and other landlord events.

See some common myths about being an HCVP landlord here: 

The HCVP Department conducts bi-weely and annual landlord meetings to offer training, communicate changes, and receive feedback from the landlords. Please check the Landlord Newsletter or contact the HCVP Secretary at 330-376-9405 to find out more information.

If a landlord has a change in ownership, address, phone number, or bank account, please notify the HCVP Account Specialist at 330-376-7045 immediately.

For an overview of the HCVP program, click here.

A Three-Way Partnership

AMHA’s Responsibilities:

  • Determine family eligibility for HCVP participation initially and annually
  • Approve units and leases
  • Review and approve rental amounts
  • Inspect units periodically
  • Ensure owners and families comply with program rules
  • Calculate family share of rent
  • Issue Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) in a timely manner
  • Establish utility allowances

Owner Responsibilities:

  • Screen families who apply to determine suitability as renters
  • Comply with Fair Housing laws
  • Maintain the housing unit by making necessary repairs
  • Comply with the terms of the HAP Contract, including paying for any utilities that are the owner’s responsibility
  • Collect the rent due from the family and comply with and enforce the lease

Family Responsibilities:

  • Abide by the terms of the lease
  • Pay rent on time and take care of the housing unit
  • Pay for any utilities that are not furnished by the owner
  • Be responsible for damages to the unit or premises beyond normal wear and tear
  • Abide by AMHA’s Family Obligations