LCDFS screens tenants as it relates to income-eligibility for the HCV program and performs criminal background checks in accordance with HUD guidelines. However landlords are advised to screen for tenant suitability, (credit history, employment history, criminal record and rental history).
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No - the tenant is responsible for giving the landlord a security deposit on their own.
No - the housing counselor can provide you with documentation and listings to assist you in finding a unit.
All rental information is calculated on an individual basis. Before your housing counselor can provide you with the amount of rent you will have to pay they must first be given the completed Request for Tenancy Approval form and income information for your entire household. This information is used when calculating the rental portions.
No payment will be made until the unit has passed inspection and the lease and the Housing Assistance Payment Contract (HAP) have been executed.
Yes - Loudoun County Department of Family Services (DFS) encourages direct deposit for quick and efficient payment.
No - HCV determines what portion of the contract rent the tenant will pay. The tenant is required to pay the amount established. Your tenant may jeopardize their housing assistance if they are caught making side payments.
No - Loudoun County is currently billing the Housing Authority where your voucher originated.