Should I Accept Section 8 Tenants in My Property?

By E-Renter Tenant Screening
Posted on January 10, 2009 under Landlord and Tenant FAQs | icon: commentBe the First to Comment

Of course, it is your property and you should choose how you manage it. You should always do research so you know as much about your choices as possible. Section 8 housing programs are designed to help very low income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly find affordable housing.

If you become familiar with the programs, you can benefit from Section 8 housing programs as well. After you are approved as a landlord for Section 8 tenants:

  • your tenants will come to you already approved
  • many of these people are very eager to have a new start in life
  • they have been made very aware that if they get evicted from your property, they lose their approval for Section 8 housing

The local Section 8 housing authority will be paying a large share of your rent each month for the Section 8 units, and it arrives on time each month. The remaining rent you will collect from the tenants, who generally pay promptly. They know that there is a waiting list of eligible renters, so they are good tenants.

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