Surprising facts about rental assistance. Please click on the image below for a short video addressing the myths surrounding the Housing Choice Voucher Program!
New Landlord Incentive
For a limited time, the Saint Paul PHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program is offering a financial incentive to owners/landlords! You will be eligible for this $500 bonus for every new lease you sign with one of our participants moving into your Saint Paul unit. Owners/landlords who are new to the HCV/Section 8 Programs in St. Paul are eligible for an additional $500 lease-signing bonus!
Click here to view landlord incentive flyer.
Click here to view Landlord Financial Incentive FAQ.
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:
- The PHA holds regular, in-person landlord orientations, which cover basic program information and are designed for small group interaction. Unfortunately, these are canceled during the COVID pandemic. However, program staff are available to provide a program overview, and/or answer any questions that you have by phone or video conference. Please reach out to 651-292-6034 for additional information.
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 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 do the following:
St. Paul PHA, W. Andrew Boss Building
555 N. Wabasha St., Ste 300
St. Paul, MN 55102
Attn: Seng Vang
Fax to (651) 292-6649, Attn: Seng
Thanks for partnering with us to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low income families.