Landlord Corner - Bulletin Board

 
  
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06/14/2018November Recertifications

Attention: If your tenant has a November 2018 recertification date, they have been sent a Recertification Packet by mail.

If you and your tenant do not wish to renew the lease at the time of recertification, please ensure the Request to Move form (included in the Recertification Packet) is filled out completely and returned to SAHA with the Recertification Packet. The completed packet is due to SAHA by July 10, 2018.

06/06/2018New Request to Move Form

Effective June 1, 2018, a new form will be used to begin a tenant's move process. The new Request to Move form combines three forms that will no longer be used: Request for Early Release, Lease Termination Agreement, and Non-Renewal forms.

The Request to Move form is included in the tenant's Recertification Packet and can be found here on SAHA's Forms & Packets page online. Thank you!

05/31/2018Update to SAHA Lease Requirements

Effective June 1, 2018, SAHA will require only one (1) lease at the time of Request for Tenancy Approval.

Due to this change, please be aware that SAHA will no longer provide a copy of the lease to the tenant; therefore, you will need to provide a copy of the lease to the tenant after signing. Thank you!

03/30/2018New Inspections Letters Process

Effective May 1, 2018, SAHA will no longer send Inspections letters to the owner of the assisted unit/property, but will instead send all correspondence to the payee. The payee is the individual who receives HAP payments from SAHA, and is more often present (located in San Antonio / close to the assisted unit). This new process aligns with SAHA's current practice in operations of sending correspondence to the payee versus the owner.

Please note that if the owner is also the payee, the owner will still receive all correspondence. Thank you!

02/06/2018New 2018 Landlord Seminars!

A new landlord seminar will be offered quarterly to acquaint landlords and owners with SAHA's programs and processes! These seminars will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at SAHA's Central Office (818 S. Flores St.) on the following dates:

3/6/2018

6/5/2018

9/11/2018

12/4/2018

The new Landlord Seminar takes the place of our past monthly Landlord Orientations and will cover the most important topics, such as HQS Inspections, the Housing Choice Voucher Program, landlord and tenant responsibilities under the program and more. We hope to see you there!

01/29/2018Alamo Area Council of Governments' (AACOG) Weatherization Program

The Alamo Area Council of Governments' (AACOG) weatherization program is 'designed to help low-income people, particularly the elderly and handicapped, overcome the high cost of energy through the installation of energy conservation measures at no cost to the applicant.' You and your tenants are encouraged to apply for this program and take advantage of lower energy costs to a weatherized home. Please note that weatherization of a property can only be performed with written consent from the landlord. A flyer for the program is available here.

More information and application instructions can be found on their website.
12/18/2017Updated Recertification Process

Attention: The following change will be effective with June 2018 recertifications!

If you and your tenant agree that the tenant will stay in place, please ensure you and the tenant completely fill out the Request for Tenancy Approval Form (included in the Recertification Packet) and return it to SAHA with the Recertification Packet by the recertification date.

Thank you!
08/17/2016City of San Antonio's Green and Healthy Homes (SAGHH)

The City of San Antonio's Green Healthy Homes (SAGHH) provides assistance to owners and landlords of residential properties (single family and multifamily) in creating healthy, safe, energy-efficient and sustainable homes for families and children. The SAGHH is working to prevent and correct housing-related health and safety hazards, such as addressing lead-based paint, mold, household asthma triggers and fire hazards.

Eligibility:

1. House must be built prior to 1978; AND

2. House must be located within City of San Antonio; AND

3. A child age 5 and under must reside in the home or spend at least 6 hours per week in the home; AND

4. Have a clear title to property; AND

5. Must be current with property taxes; AND

6. Household must meet HUD established Income Guidelines for families earning 80% or below of Area Median Income.

Benefits

At no cost, work is granted to eligible applicants to make homes safe and sanitary for families to live in.

For more information, contact Cyndee Saldivar at (210) 207-4444 or Cynthia.Saldivar@sanantonio.gov