Landlord Corner - Bulletin Board

 
  
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01/05/2022Housing Choice Voucher Inspections Conducted Virtually

January 14th, 2022 Update: Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, SAHA is entering Level 2 of its COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Plan, which is an elevated level of action. SAHA will re-implement Remote Virtual Inspections (RVIs) for annual inspections; move-in inspections will be conducted in person.

RVIs will be conducted like previous physical HQS inspections, except a “proxy” inspector will be needed. A proxy inspector (proxy) is an individual who can assist SAHA staff with the RVI at your unit. The proxy will need to walk the entire unit, room by room, while navigating a smartphone or other device that supports video calls.

Arranging a proxy for the RVI will be the tenant’s responsibility, but the selection of the proxy may be a mutual decision between you, SAHA and the tenant. The proxy can be the landlord, property representative, tenant or any adult over the age of 18, associated with this unit.

If you anticipate your tenant may need assistance conducting an RVI, please contact SAHA as soon as possible at inspections@saha.org.
12/16/2021Resuming $75 2nd Reinspection Fee

Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) will revert back to the following procedure: Landlords that request a 2nd re-inspection will be assessed a $75.00 2nd Re-inspection Fee.

With this decision, SAHA plans to implement the following:

(1) Reinspection requests can only be made via the Landlord Corner.

(2) Requests must be received within 10 business days from the date in which the unit Final Failed.

(3) If the Tenant wishes to stay in the unit for the remainder of the current Housing Assistance Payment Contract (HAPC), all deficiencies must be corrected.

(4) If any items final failed on the Tenant, the inspection is not eligible for a 2nd re-inspection. Tenant will be required to go through the termination process.

(5) Second Re-inspection Fee is non-refundable for any reason.

(6) Payment method at this time is through PayPal.

(7) Once SAHA staff receives an email from PayPal, usually within 1 to 2 business days, SAHA will mail out inspection letters to both parties with the inspection date (typically within 10 days of PayPal notification)
12/16/2021SAHA Payment Standards - 2022

New Payment Standards Released: Please see the link below to access the SAHA 2022 Payment Standards and the breakdown by zip code groups and bedroom sizes. The link will take you to the SAHA webpage, once there, click "SAFMR Payment Standards". 2022 Payment Standards Link
11/09/2021New Tool: Prorated Rent Calculator

If you are interested in utilizing a tool that calculates the prorated rent for your tenants, please see the link below. The link will take you to the rent calculator page where landlords can enter the rent amount, tenant move-in date, and billing date to provide the correct prorated amount. Prorated Rent Calculator Link
10/08/2021Relocating Tenants for Emergencies

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) would like to remind our partnering landlords and property owners that our voucher-holder families are not permitted to vacate their unit to relocate to a new unit without first notifying SAHA about this change.

If there is an emergency situation that arises in one of your units, or in the event that a unit has become uninhabitable and it requires you to relocate a tenant family that has a voucher through one of the Assisted Housing Programs (AHP), SAHA asks that you please complete the following steps:

(1) Download the Request for Complaint Inspection Form from the SAHA website.

(2) Fill out the form and submit a completed version to inspections@saha.org.

(3) In the Request for Complaint Inspection Form notes, please indicate:

a) The nature of the emergency situation

b) Why the tenant is being relocated

c) The duration of time the family is expected to vacate the unit.

Thank you very much for your continued partnership and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 210.477.6000 or email inspections@saha.org.
09/16/2021Submitting Multiple Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA) Forms

Attention: when submitting multiple RTA requests, the San Antonio Housing Authority asks that you please allow 5 minutes between each submission so that the DocuSign software can properly function and process the RTA. Thank you for your assistance to ensure the continued success of online RTA submissions.