Landlord Corner - Bulletin Board

 
  
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04/18/2018Recertification Packet Due Date

Attention: If your tenant has a September 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 Non-Renewal Notice (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 May 10, 2018.

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!

03/05/2018SAHA Making the Switch to DocuSign

Please be aware that beginning April 1, 2018, SAHA will be making the switch to DocuSign from Adobe Sign to digitally sign documents, so you will no longer receive emails from Adobe Sign. When needed, SAHA will send to your email digital copies of documents requiring your signature. For more information on how to use DocuSign, please copy and paste the following link into your browser to visit a 'How To' page:

https://support.docusign.com/articles/How-do-I-sign-a-DocuSign-document-Basic-Signing

You will not need to download DocuSign or make any changes, but you may download the mobile application (which is available in the app store on your mobile phone) if you would like to review or sign documents from your phone.
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 through the following link: http://bit.ly/AACOGFlyer

More information and application instructions can be found on their website at https://aacog.com/120/Weatherization-Assistance-Program

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!
03/24/2017RTA Form

In February 2017, the Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) Form was updated with fields marked 'N/A' for 'Not Applicable' in the 'Provided By' column for all Utilities and the 'Paid By' column for Appliances.

Please note you no longer need to complete the fields that are marked 'N/A.'

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