HCV Landlord Resources

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, or Section 8, is the federal government's largest tenant-based rental assistance program for low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs) that receive federal funds from HUD, and the HCV landlords are essential partners in providing affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing to HCV participants. The following resources provide landlords with an overview of their role in the HCV program and offers PHAs tools to help improve landlord participation.

Resources for PHAs to Improve HCV Landlord Participation


HCV Landlord Symposium Toolkit

The toolkit contains PHA resources for symposium planning to educate landlords, strengthen existing partnerships, and recruit new landlords for their HCV programs.

HCV Landlord Strategies Guidebook for PHAs

The purpose of the HCV Landlord Strategy Guidebook is to share strategies that PHAs can implement to improve landlord participation in the HCV program. The Guidebook is designed to help address many of the concerns voiced by landlords and PHAs by sharing effective landlord engagement strategies.

View the Guidebook.

PHA Administrative Flexibilities to Increase Landlord Participation Reference Guide

This reference guide helps PHAs reduce administrative burden and optimize service provision within their HCV programs.

View the Reference Guide.

HUD-VASH Overview

The HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s HCV rental assistance for homeless Veterans and case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The programs can vary widely across PHAs and VA Medical Centers.

EHV Overview

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program is a federal program that provides rental assistance (subsidy) on behalf of qualified low-income individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and those fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.