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Owner Responsibilities

The owner is responsible for performing all of the owner's obligations under the HAP Contract and the lease.

Owner responsibilities include:

  1. Complying with Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing laws.

  2. Maintaining the unit in accordance with HQS, including performance of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance. Cooperate with HHA on all inspection matters.

  3. Performing all management and rental functions for the assisted unit, including enforcing tenant obligations under the lease, screening families to determine suitability as renters and evicting families for lease violations.

  4. Preparing and furnishing the HA with required information under the HAP contract.

  5. Lease the unit only to the family specified in the lease for use solely as their principal place of residence.

  6. Collecting from the family.
    1. Any Security deposit
    2. Tenant portion of the rent
    3. Any charges for unit damage and unpaid utility bills

  7. Paying and maintaining utility services (unless paid for by the tenant).

  8. Not commit fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with any federal housing program.

  9. Not engage in drug trafficking.

  10. Adhere to HUD and State security deposit procedures for:
    1. Security reimbursement.
    2. Termination of tenancy.
    3. Permit PHA/HUD access to premises and records
    4. Not transfer the contract without prior written consent of the PHA.
    5. Provide tenant with ninety (90) day written notice to vacate, as per HUD

  11. Notify the HHA of change of ownership 

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