How to Become an HCV Landlord
- Landlords must have the following documents before a unit can be leased:
- A current City of Columbia verification of compliance for the unit being leased.
- Photo identification of owner.
- If utilizing a certified rental agent or property management company, a photo identification of the individual representing your property is required.
- A completed IRS Form W-9, Request of Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
- If the owner is the payee for the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP), he/she must complete the W-9 with his/her personal or business information.
- If the payee for the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) is the certified rental agent or property management company, a W-9 must be completed with its personnel or business information.
- Click here for the W-9 Form.
- If an individual other than the owner will manage the property then the following documents must be documented:
- Landlords must submit a government-issued document to verify the Employer Identification Number (EIN) used on the W-9. If individual Social Security Number (SSN) is used, you must provide copy of Social Security Card.
- Must agree to direct deposit of monies for Housing Assistance Payments.
- Must submit Direct Deposit form with a voided check.
- Must be current with property taxes prior to Housing Quality Inspection.
- Must be current with utilities prior to Housing Quality Inspection.
- Utilities must be turned on by the landlord at the time of inspection in order for the inspection to be completed.
- Must have an approved Housing Quality Inspection.
A CHA inspector, prior to signing of the lease, will conduct an inspection to ensure the unit meets CHA’s standards.