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HCV Landlord Resources

By partnering with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, landlords enable over 2.3 million American families to access affordable housing opportunities nationwide.


HCV Landlord Resource HUB

HUD provides housing support and uplifts communities. Let us guide your next steps to the right place.


Welcome to our comprehensive resource hub designed to empower landlords to engage with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As advocates for accessible housing solutions, we recognize the pivotal role landlords play in providing stable homes for individuals and families in need. Through this platform, we aim to demystify the HCV program, offer valuable insights into its benefits, and provide practical tools to facilitate seamless participation. Whether you're a seasoned property owner or considering your first foray into subsidized housing, join us in fostering inclusive communities and expanding housing opportunities for all.

If you are experiencing an issue, you can Contact your PHA, Local HUD Field Office, or email HCVLandlordSupport@hud.gov

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NSPIRE Inspection Standards

NSPIRE Standards are replacing HQS. Learn more about how PHAs are adopting NSPIRE standards and how they will affect you.
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Landlord Newsletter Sign Up

Enhance your Housing Choice Voucher Program experience with our quarterly newsletter for landlords. Discover valuable tips, regulatory updates, and inspiring stories designed to keep you informed and successful.
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Source of Income Protections

Some jurisdictions prohibit landlords from discriminating against voucher holders. You can more information, included a map of jurisdictions with source of income protections here.

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Basic Overview of the HCV Program

The housing choice voucher (HCV) program is the federal government's primary program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the HCV tenant, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs) that receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the HCV program. This means that the tenant, landlord and PHA all have obligations and responsibilities under the HCV program.

HCV Landlord Resources

Explore our comprehensive resources, available in English and Spanish, covering essential topics for landlords interested in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, including factsheets, step-by-step guides, mythbusting, and the role of Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). Empower yourself to make informed decisions and contribute to expanding housing opportunities in your community with our curated selection of informative materials.

Landlord Factsheet

Explore our concise guide to the operations of the HCV Program, supplemented with in-depth analysis and statistics highlighting key insights into HCV households, unit types, and geographical distribution.

Steps to Become an HCV Landlord

Learn how to become an effective Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) landlord by contacting your local Public Housing Authority (PHA), selecting eligible tenants based on your own criteria, ensuring your property meets required standards, all outlined in this comprehensive resource.

Mythbusting and Benefits to Participating in the HCV Program

Discover the truth about the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and its benefits for landlords, including timely payments, financial protection, regular inspections, the opportunity for rent increases, and the chance to provide affordable housing to vulnerable populations.


HCV Landlord Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter Sign Up

Stay informed about the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program with our bi-annual newsletter. Get the latest updates, tips, and resources for HCV landlords. Don't miss out on valuable information!

Subscribe to our newsletter here.

Archived Newsletters

Access our previous newsletters to review important information:

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Spring 2023

October 2022

Spring 2022

October 2021

March 2021


Testimonials from Landlords

Watch insightful landlord testimonials highlighting the positive experiences and benefits of participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more in-depth testimonials from landlords covering a wide variety of topics, check out our HCV Landlord Videos.


Visual Guides to Better Understand the HCV Program

The PHA’s Role in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Learn how PHAs execute the HCV program as an intermediary between HUD, Landlords, and residents.

General Lease-Up Process for Landlords, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and Tenants.

​The flowchart outlines the general lease-up process in the Housing Choice Voucher Program for landlords, public housing authorities, and tenants, including requirements around eligibility determinations, inspections, rent reasonableness, Housing Assistance Payment contracts, and other approval criteria before a tenancy can be approved.

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Initial Inspection Flowchart

The flowchart outlines the step-by-step process for a landlord to successfully lease a unit to a family after they have identified the unit, including the required inspection by the housing agency to ensure the property meets housing quality standards.

Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Biennial Inspection Flowchart.

The flowchart outlines the biennial (or triennial for some small rural agencies) inspection process that public housing authorities must follow to ensure units meet Housing Quality Standards, including procedures for identifying and requiring correction of any deficiencies by the landlord or tenant, potential termination of assistance for uncorrected deficiencies, and policies around Housing Assistance Payments during this process.