HCV Landlords

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Office
Effective immediately and until further notice: This office is operating on an appointment only basis and is closed to the public

The Mobile Housing Board is taking action to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We want to do everything we can to protect you, our employees and our community. We are closely following the recommendations of public health agencies and the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC).

This office and other buildings and facilities owned and operated by the Mobile Housing Board are closed to the general public including current residents, family members of residents, applicants and other members of the community.

Our employees will be at work during normal business hours and we will continue to provide all services without in-person contact unless necessary:

If you have questions, please call 251-434-2200.

If you are:

  • An applicant already on the waitlist, contact Loretta Ridgeway by e-mail at: lridgeway@mobilehousing.org   or call 434-2319.
  • An HCV program landlord and need assistance from this office please call 251-434-2254.
  • A current participant in the HCV program - contact your case manager. HCV program case managers are assigned according to the tenant’s/family’s last name.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to assisting you and your family.

Landlords! Want to check your ledger?
How about manage your bank account information?
Or view unit inspection information? Use RentCAFE!!!
BUT FIRST - Did you receive your registration code, via mail or email?

No? Submit your basic information here to have your registration code retrieved for you!

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If you have already registered and have a RentCAFE account:

RentCAFE

RentCAFE
Download Rent Cafe Portal Presentation delivered May 22nd, 2018

Free Computer Classes for Participants and Landlords. See details here!

Find/Email your Caseworker

Housing Choice Voucher Contacts
 

HCV Front Desk

(251) 434-2364
(251) 434-0004 FAX
Email

Holly Mitchell

(251) 287-8260
Email

ALR Team

Cordette Allen

A - I

(251) 434-2243
Email

Tasha Portis
 
J - R

(251) 434-2253
Email

Jennifer Gibby
 
S - Z
(251) 433-3690
Email

Internal Moves / Voucher Issuance

Jacqueline Jackson
 

A - M

(251) 434-2315
Email

Tiawatta Ervin
 
N - Z
(251) 434-2329
Email

Interims Team

Keidreana Sanders

(251) 301-0871
Email

Waiting List Team

Toquana Robinson
 
A - I

(251) 287-8267
Email

Shonna Nettles
 
J - R

(251) 434-2319
Email

Courtney Mack
 
S - Z
(251) 434-2234
Email     

Inspections Team

Tracy Hill

(251) 434-2251
Email

Mark Chatham

(251) 434-2301
Email

Tekelia Powe
(251) 434-2254
Email

Administrative Team

Yeta Cook

(251) 434-2310
Email

Paul Watkins
(251) 434-2246
Email

 
Magdalene Skretta
(251) 307-1026
Email

 

Advertising and locating property made simple!

Mobile Housing Board ("MHB") has partnered with GoSection8.com and ALHousingSearch.org, which provide an enhanced manner to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher participants who are seeking apartments, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. If you have questions regarding registering, creating, or viewing property listings, please clink the links above to go to their websites, or call the GoSection8 toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328, or ALHousingSearch.org at 1-877-428-8844.

It is recommended that Landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up!

Landlords add your rental property - Click here

Landlord Responsibilities

  1. Screen families
  2. Comply with fair housing laws (No unlawful discrimination against any family.)
  3. Provide proof of legal ownership
  4. Maintain housing unit(s) to meet HUD’s minimum housing quality standards
  5. Comply with terms of Housing Assistance Payments Contract
  6. Collect rent due from the family (Enforce leases)
  7. Do not require the family to pay additional amounts not specified in the lease.
  8. Notify MHB when the unit is vacant.
  9. Notify MHB of your desire to sell the unit.
  10. Certify landlord/owner is not related to the Housing Choice family.

Unit Inspections

Housing Quality Standards ("HQS") have been set by HUD to ensure that assisted units meet minimum health and safety standards. HQS consists of (a) performance requirements, and (b) acceptability criteria or HUD approved variations in the acceptability criteria. Please contact MHB for a copy of HUD Form 52580 (Inspection Form). MHB requires additional standards in compliance with the local City Code and Fire Code regarding window screens, screen doors, smoke alarms, etc.

Most Common Items That Fail Inspection?

  1. Inoperable smoke alarms (batteries dead or missing)
  2. Missing or cracked electrical outlet cover plates
  3. Railings not present where required (handrails for steps most commonly required)
  4. Deteriorated paint surfaces (i.e.,. peeling, cracking, flaking paint on exterior and interior surfaces (Lead-based paint is an issue for all units built prior to 1-1-78, specifically with a child under age 6 in the family.)
  5. Tripping hazards caused by permanently installed floor coverings (carpet/vinyl)
  6. Cracked or broken window panes
  7. Inoperable burners on stoves or inoperable range hoods
  8. Missing burner control knobs
  9. Defective refrigerator gaskets (broken seal allowing air to escape)
  10. Leaking faucets or other plumbing
  11. No temperature/pressure relief valve on water heaters
  12. No insulation around front and back doors (Ensure no outside light can be seen when doors are closed.)

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For your protection from COVID-19. The HCV office is operating on an appointment-only basis and is closed to the public.

Contact Your Case Worker

Call 251-434-2300