HCV Landlord Videos

The Housing Choice Voucher program, commonly known as HCV or Section 8, is the federal government's largest tenant-based rental assistance program. The HCV program assists low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs) that receive federal funds from HUD. Central to the program are the landlords who provide housing to the HCV participants. These resources introduce the HCV program to prospective landlords and highlight HCV landlords from across the country.

Additional Resources

For additional landlord resources, visit the HUD.gov HCV Landlord Resources page.

HCV Program: Basics, Benefits, and Ways to Participate

Introduction to the HCV Program

Landlord Testimonial Highlights

HCV Program Landlord Testimonials

Learn more about the HCV program from the perspective of these landlords. Watch each landlord’s video in its entirety or jump to a specific video segment by topic.

Adam

Adam

Single-Family
New York and Indiana

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Antwoine

Antwoine

Single-Family and Small Apt. Complex
Washington, DC and Maryland

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David

David

Large Apt. Complex
Pennsylvania

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Gabriel

Gabriel

Large Apt. Complex
New York

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Haydy

Haydy

Small Apt. Complex
Texas

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Note: Video is in Spanish.

Hilarie

Hilarie

Multiple Housing Type
Arkansas

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Joseph

Joseph

Single-Family
Washington, DC and Maryland

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Matt

Matt

Single-Family
Pennsylvania

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Megnath

Megnath

Single-Family
Vermont

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Miwa

Miwa

Single-Family
Texas

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Landlord Testimonial Responses by Topic

How does the HCV program work?

How would you describe the HCV program to other landlords?

How reliable is the income you receive through housing assistance payments?

What is your role as a landlord in the HCV program?

What would you say your responsibilities are as an HCV landlord?

How timely are HCV housing assistance payments?

What advice would you give to landlords who are interested in the HCV program?

What do you like about the HCV program?

How does the PHA reach out to landlords?

Do you work with the PHA to market available units?

Does your PHA offer monetary incentives to new landlords?

Does your housing authority hold outreach events for landlords and tenants?

What do you think of your local PHA’s website?

Do any of the PHAs that you work with have programs to help tenants pay security deposits?

How would you describe the process to schedule a unit inspection before an HCV tenant moves in?

What was the process like for scheduling the unit inspection before your HCV tenant moved in?

What was your experience with the initial inspection process?

How do annual inspections differ from the initial inspection?

Does your local PHA use remote video inspections? What do you think about the process?

What are remote video inspections like?

How do you find HCV tenants?

How often do HCV tenants turnover compared to other tenants?

Are HCV tenants required to adhere to the landlord’s terms and conditions similar to other tenants?

Can you tell us about a positive experience you’ve had with an HCV tenant?

What has been your experience with the HCV program?

What helped you decide to participate in the HCV program?

What helped you decide to work with voucher tenants?

What was your experience with your PHA’s landlord liaison?

How do you feel knowing you are helping low-income families?

Can you tell us about a positive experience you’ve had with the HCV program?

Have you encouraged other landlords to participate in the HCV program?

What other thoughts or experiences would you like to share?

Would you work with the HCV program again?