Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
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We appreciate your interest in learning more about becoming a landlord in our Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8). The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance payment subsidy on behalf of an eligible client.

The City of Mesa Housing Authority pays the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) directly to the landlord via direct deposit.  The landlord/owner has certain responsibilities, which are established through federal program regulation.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is a three-way partnership between City of Mesa Housing Authority, the landlord/owner, and the tenant. While City of Mesa Housing Authority will enter into a contract with the landlord/owner, and the tenant, the lease is between the landlord/owner and tenant only, just as it would be in any renter/owner relationship. City of Mesa Housing Authority is not a party to the lease.
To list your property for interested clients/tenants go to www.gosection8.com 
After a client has been approved for your unit you will need to provide the following documents: 





The goal of the Housing Choice Voucher program is to provide "decent, safe and sanitary" housing at an affordable cost to low-income families.  To accomplish this, program regulations set 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 defines "standard housing" and establishes the minimum criteria necessary for the health and safety of program participants.
There are four types of inspections:

  • Initial Inspection
  • Annual Inspection
  • Special Inspection
  • Quality Control Inspection


Items that the HQS Inspector will review:


Housing and Community Development

20 E. Main Street, Suite 250
Mesa, AZ 85201

Mailing Address
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Tel   480.644.3536
Fax  480.644.2923
AzRelay 7-1-1

Email Us: housing.info@mesaaz.gov


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