Private property owners are a vital partner in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. We offer these resources for our current or potential property owners:
- Landlord orientations for new owners are held quarterly. These orientations cover basic program information and are designed for small group interaction. If you are interested in attending one of these, please call 651-298-5105. Click here for the 2018 orientation schedule.
Click here for the owner handbook that contains more detailed information including samples of required forms such as the lease addendum and housing assistance payments contract.
One way we communicate information to property owners is through a newsletter that is generally published quarterly and mailed with your checks.
For a copy of the PHA's most recent owner newsletter, click here.
To view past owner newsletters, click here.
The Partner Portal
Click here for the announcement.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.
Click here to access the user guide.
Click here for the portal user agreement.
Click here to log in.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new rule affecting individuals who perform renovations, repairs or painting (RRP) on structures built before 1978, since these structures could contain lead-based paint. Individuals performing RRP work on rental properties must be EPA certified. After taking the course taught by accredited trainers, individuals must contact the EPA to obtain their EPA certification. If an individual is employed by an EPA certified firm they do not have to be individually certified as long as the firm’s certification is valid. Proof of certification is required before a unit will pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection and before payment will be released.
The PHA does not directly provide any RRP courses, but there are excellent organizations in the area that offer these courses, and others:
Sustainable Resources Center, Inc.
1081 Tenth Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
You can find other providers by searching here.
For more understanding on this requirement and any others, we suggest reviewing the EPA webpage for Renovation, Repair, and Painting program https://www.epa.gov/lead/renovation-repair-and-painting-program.
Property Owner/Manager Workshop
Section 8 conducts an annual property owner/manager workshop that covers ongoing and new tenant and program information as well as serving as a forum to exchange ideas with owners. This workshop is usually held in the fall. Watch for more information on this workshop included with your checks.
It is important that we have current information so that the monthly assistance payments are mailed to the correct address. Please submit all address changes in writing including the old information, new information and the addresses of the properties you own that receive assistance. You can:
Mail, to St. Paul PHA, W. Andrew Boss Building, 555 N. Wabasha Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55102, Attn: Ying; or
Fax to 651-292-6649, Attn: Ying; or
Thanks for partnering with us to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low income families.