Landlords can send it new information at any time to the HUD office.
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF MALHEUR AND HARNEY COUNTY
959 FORTNER STREET, ONTARIO, OR 97914
PHONE: (541) 889-9661; FAX: (541) 889-6487
ANNUAL REQUEST FOR LANDLORD INFORMATION ON PROPERTY RENTALS
HUD requires the Housing Authority of Malheur & Harney County to determine that rents for units under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program are reasonable when compared to comparable unassisted units in the market area.
No HAP contract can be approved until the HAMHC has determined that the rent for the unit is reasonable. The purpose of the rent reasonableness test is to ensure that a fair rent is paid for each unit rented under the HCV program.
HUD regulations define a reasonable rent as one that does not exceed the rent charged for comparable, unassisted units in the same market area. HUD also requires that owners not charge more for assisted units than for comparable units on the premises. The following attached policy from our administrative plan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program explains the method used to determine whether a unit’s rent is reasonable.
Attached are forms that we are requesting from all landlords to list ALL of their rental units and return these forms back to our office either via mail, fax or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org This is necessary to have as we have experienced negative feedback from HUD for not having rent reasonableness done. This has been done in the past, but not within the last few years, and it is mandatory to update these records annually to keep our program running. PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORMS FOR ALL RENTALS THAT YOU HAVE REGARDLESS IF THEY ARE RECEIVING SECTION 8 RENTAL ASSISTANCE OR NOT. THIS IS HOW THE SURVEY SHOULD BE DONE.
Please take the time to fill out the enclosed forms. Enclosed are 5 blank forms that are front and back for you to list your units. The more units that we have, the better. If you need more, please contact us to provide you with additional copies. We sincerely appreciate all of the surveys to be returned back to us no later than November 15th, 2019. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me at ext. 111 or the email indicated above.
Thank you for your assistance,
Rent Reasonableness Letter to Landlord.pdf
Rent Reasonable questionarrie.pdf