Acceptable Housing: Any type of housing may be rented -
apartments, houses, duplexes, etc. - so long as the unit is the correct
size for the family, is located in Santa Rosa and is in decent, safe
and sanitary condition and is "legal" with regards to zoning, required
building permits, etc.
Contract Rent: The tenant and the Housing Authority
combined rent, payable to the owner. The Housing Authority will make a
fixed Housing Assistance Payment each month. The tenant will pay the
rest of the agreed upon rent payment directly to the owner.
Housing Assistance Payments Contract: The "Contract," a
written agreement between the Housing Authority and an owner for the
purpose of providing housing assistance payments on behalf of an
Initial Inspection: Upon receipt of the Request for
Lease Approval, the Housing Authority will contact the owner or agent to
schedule the initial inspection. The Housing Authority will not be
responsible for rent until the unit passes inspection.
Lease: A written agreement between an owner and an eligible family for the leasing of an existing housing unit.
Request for Lease Approval: The 1-page form which
must be completed and returned to the Housing Authority for approval.
Submittal of this completed form to the Housing Authority affirms the
joint intention of the family and the owner to enter into a lease and contract.
The Voucher: The Section 8 voucher is issued by the Housing Authority declaring a family eligible for program participation.