Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Owner Information

Welcome to the Housing Authority of the County of Lebanon (HACL) and its Section 8 Housing Assistance Program. Whether you are new to the Section 8 program or an experienced Section 8 landlord, we believe the information presented below will assist you, the landlord, in obtaining a basic understanding of how the Section 8 Housing Assistance program works and will answer many of your questions about the program.

The information on this page is only a brief summary of the Section 8 Program. To obtain a more in-depth explanation of the Section 8 Program, we encourage you to consult “A Landlord’s Guide to the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program,” found in the Document Library section of this website. The complete Landlord’s Guide explains in detail HACL's policies and procedures regarding tenant selection, security deposits, rent and utilities, inspections, terminations, and other important information. For a detailed understanding of specific Section 8 rules and regulations, you may consult the "Section 8 Administrative Plan," also found in the Document Library.

We appreciate your interest in the Section 8 Program, and we look forward to a successful working relationship with you. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

  What is Section 8?
  Cycle of Section 8 Participation
  Roles and Responsibilities
  Advantages of Being a Landlord in the Section 8 Program
  Steps on Becoming a Section 8 Landlord
  Basic Housing Quality Standards
  Rent Ready Criteria
  Annual Rent Increases
  Change of Ownership
  Lease Terminations
  Fair Housing
  Security Deposits & Fees
  Rent Reasonableness
  Contact HACL