FAQ - Landlord's Obligations


What are the landlord's obligations?


The role of the landlord in the Housing Choice Voucher program is to provide decent housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The dwelling unit must pass the program’s housing quality standards inspection and meet those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments.

In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with the Portland Housing Authority. Landlords who have voucher tenants should enforce the lease as they would with any other tenant.

For More Information
You can review the Housing Assistance Payments Contract and Tenancy Addendum on our Forms and Handbooks page.

The Housing Officers are available to explain what you need to do to keep us informed if there are problems. Contact them by calling 207-773-4753 or by visiting the Staff Directory for more specific email and phone extensions.