Rent Payments & Increases The Housing Authority pays the landlord directly each month on behalf of the participant. The owner retains private property rights and responsibilities including screening tenants and evictions. Reasonable rent increases are allowed in accordance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations and rent reasonableness guidelines.
All types of rental housing may qualify for the program. The units must be located in the Cities of Lafayette or West Lafayette or within a five-mile radius of the city limits.
A participating landlord is to provide a decent, safe and sanitary unit to tenants that meet the rent criteria established by HUD. The landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease with the participant. The unit must pass the standards adopted by the Housing Authority and maintain the unit up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. The unit must be safe from lead-based paint hazards.