Landlord Corner - Bulletin Board

 
  
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02/07/2024HCV Lease-Up Fair

NEW! HCV Lease-Up Fair!

Join us for the HCV Lease-Up Fair on February 28, 2024, and use this opportunity to advertise your vacancies and connect with families searching for a unit to rent.

Learn more and register for this event here.

01/04/20242024 SAFMR Payment Standards

NEW! New Payment Standards Released: Please see the link below to access the 2024 SAFMR Payment Standards and the breakdown by zip code groups and bedroom sizes.

The link will take you to the Opportunity Home webpage, once there, click "SAFMR Payment Standards."

Payment Standards

12/20/2023HQS Final Fail Abatement Period

NEW! Effective February 1, 2024, the allowable abatement period for Landlord caused Housing Quality Standards (HQS) final failures has been updated from 30 to 60 days.

Landlords will continue to have the option to pay a reinspection fee after a final fail rating.

For questions about this change, please email landlords@homesa.org or call 210-477-6000.

12/20/2023Recertification Packet Update

Previously, the Recertification Packet shared with residents contained inaccurate information regarding the need for a Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) from residents planning to remain in their units. The Recertification Packet has been updated to remove this language from the “Things I Need To Send With My Recertification Packet.”

RTAs are only necessary when a resident plans to move and has found a new unit. Residents who will remain in their current unit are not required to resubmit an RTA.

For questions, please email landlords@homesa.org or call 210-477-6000.

11/07/2023Housing Assistance Payments

As of November 2023, Opportunity Home will continue making Housing Assistance Payments for a two-month grace period while staff process Resident recertifications. In an effort to provide better service, our staff continues to work on decreasing processing time for Resident accounts.

For questions regarding this update, please email the Landlord Liaison at landlords@homesa.org.

06/02/2023MTW Activity 2019-2

In order to reduce tenant burden, Opportunity Home will apply increased payment standards between a family's recertification when a request for rental increase is approved.

Please visit Moving to Work for more information on MTW Activity 2019-2: Alternate Recertification Process (PH and HCV).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Customer Service at (210) 477-6000.

05/16/2023Request For Tenancy Approval (RTA)

Visit the Opportunity Home Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) page to learn the ins and outs of submitting an RTA via DocuSign, there you will find step-by-step video tutorials to avoid any difficulties or delays in the process.

If you have any questions, please contact Opportunity Home’s Landlord Liaison at Landlords@homesa.org or 210-477-6033.

05/16/2023Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection

Pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection the first time, every time! Visit the Opportunity Home San Antonio Landlords or Voucher Resources page to watch the new “Tips For Passing An Inspection” video.

In addition, access the HQS Commonly Failed Items Inspection Checklist for a list of items to look out for before an inspection.

06/10/2022Request for Rent Change Update

Effective Wednesday, June 1, 2022, requests for rental increase will no longer be capped at 5% of the current rent amount.

Please be advised that only one rental increase will be processed every 12 months. All requests must still be found reasonable through SAHA's Rent Reasonable Comparability process.

Please use the updated form for your rental increase requests. You may find the Request for Rental Change form here.
04/01/2022Triennial Recertifications for All Families

Please be aware that the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) is updating schedules for recertifications effective after August 1, 2022. Moving forward, all recertifications will be completed on a triennial schedule, meaning that assisted families' recertifications will take place every three (3) years instead of every two (2) years.

SAHA will be sending families their new recertification date and updated rent amounts.

Even though your assisted families may not have a recertification at this time, you may still submit a request for rental increase to SAHA. Please note that only one request for rental increase will be processed within a 12-month period.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Customer Service at (210) 477-6000.