Section 8 Evictions

SECTION 8 – VOUCHER EVICTIONS

Note: You should always consult a Lawyer in your state or local county court for more information on the EVICTION PROCESS.


WHAT IS AN EVICTION

An “eviction” is a legal proceeding by which the landlord seeks to reclaim the premises (apartment or home) and put the tenant out.

With tenants on subsidized housing, you must notify your local housing authority or voucher (Section 8) provider prior to evicting your tenant(s). Additionally, you must follow your state eviction laws.

IN GENERAL

Providing proper legal notice, the owner may have a tenant evicted from their unit.

The Housing Authority cannot evict a tenant from your unit. Written notice of the owner’s intent to evict may be given, provided proof of non-payment of rent, damage beyond normal wear and tear, illegal use of the unit, etc., can be substantiated.

The property owner MUST ADVISE the Housing Authority at the beginning of the eviction process by submitting a copy of the initial notice.

The owner must adhere to local and state eviction laws in the eviction of Housing Choice Voucher tenants.






POSSIBLE REASONS TO EVICTION SUBSIDIZED TENANT

In most Housing Voucher / Section 8 Programs a tenant will be evicted or terminated from a program for a number of reasons including but not limited to:

  • If any member of the household has ever been convicted of drug related criminal activity for manufacture or production of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing;

  • If any household members are currently engaging in illegal drug use;

  • If any household members illegal drug use threatens the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents;

  • If any member of the household is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program;

  • If any member of the family fails to sign and submit income verification consent forms;

  • If a family member does not establish citizenship or eligible immigration status.
  • Note: You should always consult an Lawyer in your state or local county court for more information on the EVICTION PROCESS.






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