CMHA Voucher Information Session with CAA - Shared screen with speaker view
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the dial in number is 301-715-8592, meeting id 890 7140 1258 passcode 245338
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Can you please define the new lease up incentive? For instance who is eligible?
What is the process if the resident doesn't pay their portion?
Are prospective residents able to undergo the credit/criminal background check that our market paying applicants must pass?
What fees are allowable per the HCV program?
So if we charge currently for parking or other amenities those on the HCV program do not have to pay these but have the same access as the other tenants that do pay?
What is the $750 vacancy payment you mentioned?
If there are exterior issues that can’t be remedied in the winter is there additional time given to remedy when weather permits or does the unit fail? Can you speak to inspections / rent increases after the first year?
Are we required to change our approval criteria for subsidy applicants, regarding criminal history and previous rental history?
You mentioned $750 vacancy payment to the landlord, can you explain a little more what the requirements are to qualify and how you get set up to receive?
How many vouchers are currently available?
if Landlord receives $750 security deposit incentive- and is required to reimburse the tenant-- who, then, is security deposit rett returned to?-- CMHA or tenant.?
Are CMHA residents exempt from renewal increases?
Sorry, last question was asked above but not yet answered
If a community is currently accepting the voucher and the current market rate is higher than the current approved rate for the community, will CMHA approve a new lease for the current market rate or would we have to lower the rent to the current approved rate?
Are there any limitations to how me specify which tenants are receiving subsidy in our system?
If we typically require residents to move in within a certain amount of time from the time of application do we have to waive this time frame for CMHA residents due to the inspections? It seems that it would cause a greater loss of vacancy rent.
what happens if rent increase is declined or not raised to meet what we believe our property is worth?
If, at move out...there are damages that supersede the security deposit. Is the landlord reimbursed by CMHA?
If a tenant is served a three day notice do we need to notify CMHA prior to filing with Franklin County Municipal Court? Also, are we able to maintain residency on a month to month basis once the initial lease expires
Can we notate who is receiving a subsidy in our system to differentiate them from other tenants for delinquency, renewals, fees, etc since we have to treat their accounts differently
How long does it take to have an inspection completed once requested?
If failed inspection items occur on annual review, that tenant has caused, could landlord charge tenant for damages or repair supplies?
Can you explain the process for the landlord with a transfer/porting of a voucher holder from 1 county to another?
If you are pre-leasing a unit that is still occupied, will CMHA do an inspection on a unit that are still occupied by the previous resident that is planning on vacating the unit?
and would the new landlord be eligible for the incentive program with a transfer/porting voucher holder?
For 'market rate' communities, if the voucher is less than what the asking rate is, would the CMHA recipient be given the option to pay the difference? Or - would the rent have to be at or below what the voucher is for? Also, is the amount of the voucher included towards the overall monthly income of the participant when qualifying the prospect?
Do we have to accept cmha’s approved rent upon renewal or can the landlord refuse to accept the amount, and therefore the tenant would have to move?
after initial lease term ends, we can or can not ask tenants to sign another year lease?
Is there a way to get the rent for our property assessed prior to receiving a subsidy application or do we have to wait for an applicant before we are provide this information?
If there are revisions to the lease during it's term (ex adding an approved occupant/pet/appliance) would we have to go thru the entire process with CMHA again with regards to paperwork submission/inspections
If the rent reasonable test is higher than the market rate is valued at can we increase it to the price we were approved for?
what if the tenant says they will "pay the difference out of pocket"
If the max rent for a 1 bedroom per HUD rent limits is $951 why would CMHA's max rent only be $910?
What if a charge is added mid lease? Internet, parking, etc.
Maybe I missed it but what is the "$750 vacancy payment"?
may we have the slides seen today?
If the tenant doesn't meet screening criteria for credit can they get a cosigner?
I will send the rent limit to you Mr. Davis where we received the info
Our property includes all appliances including washers and dryers. Would that increase the amount CMHA would pay since we include washers and dryers?
If we agree to a renewal lease to a resident, our company offers incentives that can sometimes lower rent. Will that impact the CMHA voucher approval or can we not offer that kind of incentive to voucher recipients?
Thank you all so much. Very informative.