Five million people in 2.2 million low-income households rely on Housing Choice Voucher Programs to keep a roof over their heads. In order for the program to work well, it needs landlords to manage and administer the properties involved in the program. And in recent years, that’s been a problem.
HUD estimates that it lost 80,000 HCVP landlords from 2009 to 2016. The agency formed a task force in 2018 to figure out why landlords leave the program and to develop strategies to bring them back—or bring new landlords in.
In this white paper we address some of the key factors landlords cite for leaving the voucher program, such as a complicated inspection process and administrative burdens. Then we consider targeted strategies that HCVPs have used to recruit and retain landlords despite the challenges.
Download the white paper for the full analysis.