Donna Leon and Kenneth Gray
The Landlord Guide to the Section 8
Housing Program is being given to you as part of your initial program briefing. It contains a great deal of information
and should answer many of the questions you have regarding the Section 8 Program.
The Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance Program administered by The Tampa Housing Authority, (THA) is funded by the United
States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the purpose of the program is to make decent, safe and sanitary
housing affordable to very-low, and extremely low income households in the private rental market.
Households that meet eligibility requirements normally pay approximately 30% to 40% of their adjusted monthly income
towards their monthly rent and utility costs. The program pays the balance of the rent directly to the owner of the rental
property or to their appointed agent.
In order for the Section 8 Program to be successful, it is vital that a good working relationship is developed between
Tampa Housing Authority and property owners and managers who contract with the THA to provide housing for program
participants. One of the goals of this guide is to provide landlords with all the information they will need to be
successful not only renting to a Section 8 participant, but as a landlord in general.
Landlord/Managers can visit the Landlord Liaison Department Monday through Thursday 9 am to 4:30 pm. You can also contact the
Department via email at email@example.com.
If you would like to apply to be a registered landlord with the Tampa Housing Authority, fill out our
Online Landlord Application
(requires registering in our Portal and logging in). Also available online are our
forms to change your address, or direct deposit information.
Tenants and Landlords are invited to register for the HQS Inspections Portal for real-time information
- View Inspection Notifications
- View Inspection Schedules
- View Inspection Results
- View Pictures of Fail Items
- Print Copies of Reports
Go to http://thafl.cgihousing.com
From your ACH statement use your vendor number ( v or s0001234) as your user name and zip code as the password.
Secure, real-time access to inspection information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Download the HQS Inspections Portal User Guide
Contact CGI Support
Call Technical Assistance at (888) 538-4275, Option 4.
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