Under the Rental Assistance Housing Program, a Housing Assistance Payment contract is entered between the Housing Authority and the landlord to provide assistance for the eligible family. This HAP Contract will assure that a portion of the family's rent will be paid directly to the landlord by the Housing Authority. The relationship between the landlord and the family is no different than it would be on the private market except the rent is paid jointly by the Housing Authority and the family, and the unit must pass an inspection and test of rent reasonableness.
Two of the great benefits of this unique program is that the landlord is entitled to a rent increase after the initial lease term, according to the rental agreement and State law, and the landlord may post vacancies with the Housing Authority at no cost. The Housing Authority makes these listings available to all eligible families.
Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin