Upon the initial start of the lease, there may be a 15-30 day delay before receiving the first rental assistance check. After the initial check, the landlord will receive a check on the first of each month. The tenant will pay their portion of the rent as stated in the landlord’s lease agreement.
As with any other tenant, the landlord may evict a Housing Choice Voucher tenant by following the state and local laws for eviction.
After the first year of the lease, the landlord may request a rent increase with a 60-day notice to the tenant and the Housing Authority. The proposed increase must be reasonable and cannot exceed any rent increase on similar unassisted units.
The tenant is responsible for paying the security deposit.
Taking additional participants is not required.
Call Housing Catalyst at 416-2910 and ask to speak to your Housing Choice Voucher coordinator. If you are unsure whom to ask for, simply provide the first and last name of your tenant and you will be directed to the appropriate coordinator.
Housing Choice Vouchers | What happens if I have changes in my family composition in between my annual certification?
You should contact your Housing Specialist. You will have to fill out some paperwork to add or remove members of your household. The bedroom size of your voucher may increase or decrease at your next annual certification because of the changes.
We base its calculation of your payment standard using 100% of the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for Larimer County supplied by HUD. The bedroom size for your payment standard depends on your family size and composition.
You can pay up to 40% of your adjusted gross income on a unit when you first lease up. You’ll have to decide for yourself if going over your payment standard is a good idea.
Initially you would be issued a voucher good for 60 days. You can ask for an additional extension if you are looking and cannot find a place.