The Wiregrass Regional Voucher Program (WRVP) of Dothan Housing (DH) has developed a Landlord Incentive Program in an effort to expand housing opportunities for Voucher Holders. The incentive program is aimed at:
Attract, Recruit, & Retain Landlords in the Wiregrass Area
Develop better relationships with Landlords and increase Landlord Satisfaction
Streamline the Operations of the WRVP and remove the bureaucratic red tape
Increase the number of units available for Voucher Holders to rent
Increase the Lease-up success rates for vouchers issued
Increase the overall voucher utilization rate for the WRVP
The Section 8 HCV Program Incentives for Landlords include the following:
1. Signing Bonus for a New Units under a HAP Contract
All Landlords are eligible for a $300 Signing Bonus who sign a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract for a New Unit that is leased up allowing a Voucher Holder to move in.
2. New Application Fee for a New Unit under a HAP Contract
Landlords are eligible for a New Application Fee up to $50 who sign a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract for a Unit that is leased up allowing a New Voucher Holder to move in.
3. Security Deposit for a New Unit under a HAP Contract
Landlords are eligible for a Security Deposit Payment up to the First Month's Rent who sign a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract for a Unit that is leased up allowing a New Voucher Holder to move in.
4. Access to Assistance Connect Portal
Landlords have access to a 24/7 online portal; able to review payments/statements, receive real-time inspection updates, update owner information, send and retrieve documents and manage rentals.
5. Landlord Liaison
Dothan Housing is the only PHA in Alabama with a Landlord Liaison, the landlord liaison will provide personal and direct customer service to our valued landlord partners.
The above-mentioned Landlord Bonuses and Incentive Payments must meet the following criteria:
The Landlord must bring on a new unit that is not already on the WRVP.
The Landlord must sign a 12-month HAP contract to qualify for the Landlord Incentive Program.
*** Please note: Transfer of current Section 8 HCV Participants are not eligible for application or security deposit assistance. ***
Landlords may contact our Landlord Liaison, Ms. Jordon Bonner, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (334) 589-0769 for more information.