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If the format of any material/content on this website interferes with your ability to access information please contact:
Lillian Stringer
Director of Public Relations
(813) 341-9101 extension 3520

Lease Up Process

Please submit all paperwork signed and completed.

If you are a new landlord, complete the Landlord Information Package paperwork (here).

Once the unit passes, before payment can begin, a signed lease and HAP contract need to be provided.

Inconclusive Inspections (where the utilities are not turned on): payment will start once the tenant has the utilities turned on and the pink Resident Certification form is completed.

The Lease Up Process

When a Section 8 client is in the process of moving to a new unit, they would have been given a Housing Choice Voucher (with expiration dates and unit size), a Resident Certification form (to be used only for an inconclusive inspection) and a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA).

During this time, the tenant will be searching for a perspective unit. It is the responsibility of the Landlord to screen any perspective tenant.

Once a unit has been found and the landlord agrees to rent to the Section 8 tenant, the Landlord needs to complete the RFTA with signatures from both tenant and landlord.

Once this RFTA is provided to the counselor, the counselor will review it to determine if the rent is affordable for the tenant’s income (the tenant cannot pay more than 40% of their Monthly Adjusted Income).

Once the rent is affordable, the RFTA is submitted to the inspections department for an inspection.

Once the unit passes inspection and passes rent reasonableness, a HAP contract is signed by the landlord and a Lease is provided, the file will be processed for payment. Check runs are generated on the 1st and the 15th of every month.

No payments will be made until the unit passes inspection. Any tenant who is allowed to move in prior to a unit passing inspection will be responsible for the full rent.


The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa provides equal opportunity to participates in our housing programs. Any disabled person, outlined by the American With Disabilities Act, requiring a reasonable accommodation to make this process accessible may request such by contacting (813) 341-9101

Where can I get more Help?

Assisted Housing Information:
(813) 253-0551

Public Housing Information:
(813) 341-9101

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