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Information for Landlords

Landlord Forum
The Landlord Forum was established to provide landlords with information about the Housing Choice Voucher program, HUD's Housing Quality Standards and to answer any general questions you may have. If you are a current landlord or considering becoming one, the information and reference material you will receive will enhance your knowledge about processes and procedures. This Forum runs approximately one hour. Click here to see the upcoming dates.



How do I become a CDC Housing Choice Voucher landlord?

If you are interested in becoming a landlord on the program, please contact 631-471-1215 x165 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In order to qualify, your unit must be renting for no more than our state-mandated payment standard. In addition, your unit must meet Housing Quality Standards.

What are the benefits of becoming a CDC Housing Choice Voucher landlord?

As a landlord, you will receive two checks for rent every month: a check from the tenant family and a check from the Public Housing Agency (PHA). The tenant is responsible for paying a portion of the rent, depending on their income; the PHA pays the balance. The checks are issued during the last week of the prior month and are usually received by the landlords by the 5th of the month if not sooner. Many landlords report feeling gratified by providing affordable housing for those assisted through the Housing Choice Voucher program.


What are the responsibilities of a CDC Housing Choice Voucher landlord?

All landlords sign a contract that they will uphold the rules and regulations for the program as set forth by HUD. Central to these regulations is the requirement that all subsidized units must be safe and decent; each unit is inspected at initial lease-up and then again annually, and more often if warranted to ensure it meets federal housing quality standards. Landlords must make any needed repairs in order for the subsidy to continue.
For more information, please see our Owner’s Manual.