Landlord Information

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Landlord Briefing

Portability team

Landlord Liaison: Tina Loomis

New Landlord Brochure

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. Closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm. You can also contact the Department via email at

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). Changes in address and direct deposit can also be made via our Online Portal.
ATTENTION PROPERTY MANAGERS AND AGENTS: A new application will be required for each owner you represent.

You can view your payments ledger, and pay the abatement fee through the THA Portal
We encourage you to register in the THA Portal, and attach your Vendor Account to take advantage of these and other tools for landlords that will be added in the future.

Need to request a rent increase to THA?
Please complete this request form. .

Need to file a Damage Claim?
Please complete this request form. .

Will a voucher cover the rent you are charging?
Check with our Rent Calculator.

Have a suggestion or want to leave feedback?
Please use our feedback form

The CGI Inspections Portal is also available to get specific information regarding inspections. It is a separate portal from the THA Portal and you must register there separately to use it. See below.
Inspection 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
LandLord Orientations and Townhall Q&A
Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of all those who come into the Tampa Housing Authority. To minimize the impact of coronavirus on our communities, clients, and employees, we are currently cancelling face to face landlord orientation and will holding a virtual meeting. You will be sent an invite prior to the meeting for “Ring Central”.

Please click here to watch a video of the last landlord orientation.

View Full Orientation Policy

Are you new to the program or wondering if the program is right for you? Are you a current landlord but have not attended a Landlord Orientation Class within the last year? THA offers orientations for prospective and current landlords. These orientations will address every aspect of the program and erase any misconceptions. Attending a Landlord Orientation is mandatory for program participation, and is Free.

If you currently live out of state and have a local manager for your property here, please contact us so we can make different arrangements for you to meet the mandatory attendance requirement.

Meeting Date & Time (Free to attend)
Landlord Orientation - On Site 4/29/2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm Reserve Your Seat Now
FAIR HOUSING 101 - Remote 4/17/2023 10:00am - 12:00pm Reserve Your Seat Now
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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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