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Landlord Portal - DBHA is in the process of updating our functionality in order to serve our Landlords. You will see upcoming changes to our Landlord Portal in 2019-2020.
Becoming a HCV Landlord
- Landlords are critical PARTNERS with The Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach (HACDB), in providing safe, decent, and sanitary housing to Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Tenants.
- HCV residents sign the same lease Landlords use for unassisted tenants along with the addition of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lease addendum.
- HACDB completes Housing Assistant payments in a timely manner.
- To remain on the HCV program the tenant must make timely payments of any tenant portion due to the Landlord and be in good standing with their tenant obligations to the program.
- HACDB will assist with lease enforcement.
- HACDB completes annual inspections on its HCV portfolio to verify tenants are living in safe, sanitary housing. The authority is moving towards, bi-annual inspections for landlords that meet certain inspection criteria in the future. The agency is also looking at self-certification of repairs in the future to expedite the inspection process.
- Landlords can expect Fair Market Rent for their unit(s) and the authority complements a market rent reasonable study to confirm contract amounts.
Changes in Ownership
Changes in ownership will not require execution of a new contract or lease until the next recertification of the current tenant. DBHA will process changes of ownership only upon the written request of the new owner and only if accompanied by a copy of the escrow statement or other document showing the transfer of title, recorded deed and the owner identification number or social security number of the new owners.
If the new owner does not want the assignment of the contract, DBHA will terminate the HAP contract. The new owner may offer the family a new assisted lease. The family may elect to enter into the new lease or move to another unit.
Click here to view McCright Introduction Letter
Effective March 25, 2019, McCright & Associates will be conducting all HQS inspections for the Daytona Beach Housing Authority (DBHA).
The following changes are forthcoming with this new process:
- McCright will be the point of contact for conducting/scheduling HQS Inspections
- McCright will contact you to schedule/confirm annual inspection appointments
- Initial and special inspection requests will need to be processed by the housing authority and conducted by McCright
- You will be able to view inspection results via a web portal
DBHA will continue to resolve issues regarding HAP payments, the HAP contracting process or abatements within the HCV Department. We look forward to providing great customer service to you throughout the HQS inspection process.
Landlords, you can check the status of your inspections with your event ID at results.mccright.com/webportal/. Your event ID is located on the confirmation of your inspection. Each inspection type will have one event ID.
HOUSING QUALITY STANDARDS
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program regulations at 24 CFR Part 982 set forth basic housing quality standards (HQS) which all units must meet before assistance can be paid on behalf of a family and at least annually throughout the term of the assisted tenancy. HQS define "standard housing" and establish the minimum criteria for the health and safety of program participants. Current HQS regulations consist of 13 key aspects of housing quality, performance requirements, and acceptability criteria to meet each performance requirement. HQS includes requirements for all housing types, including single and multi-family dwelling units, as well as specific requirements for special housing types such as manufactured homes, congregate housing, single room occupancy, shared housing, and group residences.
The 13 key aspects of housing quality covered by the HQS include:
- Sanitary facilities;
- Food preparation and refuse
- Space and security;
- Thermal environment;
- Illumination and electricity;
- Structure and materials;
- Interior air quality;
- Water supply;
- Lead-based paint;
- Site and neighborhood;
- Sanitary condition;
When do HQS inspections occur?
HQS inspections come in three different varieties. Initial Inspections occur when a voucher holder indicates to their PHA that they desire to lease a specific housing unit. The unit must pass the initial inspection before the execution of the assisted lease and housing assistance payments (HAP) contract and the initiation of payments. Annual Inspections occur once a year on housing units that are currently under lease by an HCV participant family. Annual inspections ensure that HCV housing units continue to meet HQS throughout the tenancy of the HCV participant family. Special Inspections may be complaint inspections or quality control inspections. Complaint inspections occur when a tenant, owner, or member of the public complains about the condition of an HCV housing unit. Quality control inspections examine a sample of housing units within a given PHA’s jurisdiction each year and occur throughout the year.
HUD Inspection Checklist: Please review the inspection checklist that HUD uses to review HQS inspections, see the below link
Welcome to DBHA's Housing Choice Voucher Program. This tenant-based program assists low income families in locating safe, decent, and affordable housing in the private market by offering assistance payments directly to the owner on behalf of the family. The subsidy remains with the family; it is not attached to the dwelling unit. The amount of subsidy is based on the family's income and household composition.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed to achieve four major objectives:
- To provide improved living conditions for low and very low-income families while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level;
- To promote freedom of housing choice and integrate lower income and minority families into mainstream society;
- To provide decent, safe, and affordable housing for eligible participants; and
- To provide an incentive to private property owners to rent to lower income families by offering timely assistance payments.
The landlord plays a key role in meeting the objectives of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Choice Voucher Program Partnership link explains the landlord, the tenant and DBHA's role in making the Housing Choice Voucher Program successful.