Section 8 Landlord (Owner) Responsibilities

The owner is responsible for performing all of the owner's obligations under the HAP contract and the lease. The owner is responsible for:
  • Performing all management and rental functions for the assisted unit including adequate screening techniques to determine if the family is suitable for tenancy.
  • Maintaining the unit in accordance with Housing Quality Standards, including performance of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance.
  • Complying with equal opportunity requirements.
  • Preparing and furnishing to the Eufaula Housing Authority information required under the Housing Assistance Payments Contract.
  • Collecting from the family any security deposit and tenant contribution of the rent.
  • Any charges for unit damage by the family.
  • Enforcing tenant obligations under the lease.
  • Paying for any utilities not paid directly by the family.
  • Making reasonable accommodations for unit reconfigurations to assist the disabled.

Family Responsibilities

The family is responsible for:
  • Supplying all information required by the Eufaula Housing Authority or HUD necessary for proper administration of the program.
  • Giving true and accurate facts concerning income, family composition and any other required information.
  • Performing all obligations listed in the lease and on the voucher.
  • Allowing inspections by the Eufaula Housing Authority or HUD at reasonable times and after reasonable notice.
  • Immediately notifying the Eufaula Housing Authority of changes in income, family composition, intentions to move or lease terminations.
  • The actions and behaviors of family members and guests or other persons under their control.

The family shall not:
  • Engage in drug-related or criminal activity, including alcohol abuse.
  • Sublease or let the unit.
  • Commit fraud of any type including misrepresenting income, family composition, and receiving other federal housing assistance while on this program.