Landlord Engagement in High-Cost Communities

Engaging and recruiting private landlords and property managers to rent to low income households receiving subsidies and vouchers is becoming increasing difficult in high cost communities. Voucher holders compete with market renters for affordable housing. When given the choice, many landlords would rather rent to someone with a higher income and less barriers than a voucher holder. Housing Authorities are challenged to find innovative ways to engage, recruit and retain landlords that are willing to set aside units or select renters that have vouchers or other barriers. 

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Landlord Engagement in High-Cost Communities

Engaging and recruiting private landlords and property managers to rent to low income households receiving subsidies and vouchers is becoming increasing difficult in high cost communities. Voucher holders compete with market renters for affordable housing. When given the choice, many landlords would rather rent to someone with a higher income and less barriers than a voucher holder. Housing Authorities are challenged to find innovative ways to engage, recruit and retain landlords that are willing to set aside units or select renters that have vouchers or other barriers. 

Landlord Engagement in High-Cost Communities

Engaging and recruiting private landlords and property managers to rent to low income households receiving subsidies and vouchers is becoming increasing difficult in high cost communities. Voucher holders compete with market renters for affordable housing. When given the choice, many landlords would rather rent to someone with a higher income and less barriers than a voucher holder. Housing Authorities are challenged to find innovative ways to engage, recruit and retain landlords that are willing to set aside units or select renters that have vouchers or other barriers. 

About Our Community

This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in sharing innovative approaches to engaging, recruiting and retaining private landlords that will rent to low income households with subsidies. Use the features in this community to discuss programs and policies, post research and reports, publicize events, share case studies and best practices, seek input and feedback from fellow members, and connect with others working on approaches to engage landlords in high cost communities. 

Community Manager

Karen Bunce
Tacoma Housing Authority
Tacoma, Washington