Landlord Incentive Program
The Housing Authority County of Riverside has launched a new landlord incentive program aimed at increasing affordable housing options for Housing Choice Voucher families throughout Riverside County. The program goal is to promote new landlord relationships and further support to existing landlords by offering an incentive payment to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher, a Section 8 Tenant Based, Program.
The incentives includes a one-time payment of $2500 to landlords, new to the Housing Choice Voucher Program or to those who have been inactive for the last 12 months; or $500 per unit payment to existing landlords who lease a unit to a Housing Choice Voucher participant.
In eligible circumstances, a one-time rent affordability payment can be made, when rent needs to be negotiated down in order for the unit to be affordable for the voucher holder.
This incentive program is an effort to increase affordable housing in the County of Riverside for many Housing Choice Voucher families who were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy begins to recover, the County is working to ensure that residents who are once again working towards self-sufficiency, are able to secure housing.
The new landlord incentive program is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which allows local housing authorities to respond and equip low-income families with housing resources as a result of the pandemic.
The County of Riverside recognizes and commends the investment of property owners willing to help individuals who need affordable housing.
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