Corpus Christi Housing Choice Voucher program (typically referred to as “Section 8”) provides housing assistance payments on behalf of qualified renters .This HCV program provides direct cash subsidies to landlords of rental properties in exchange for a promise to rent to people with low incomes and a promise to meet Housing Quality Standards which will be certified by Corpus Christi Housing inspectors. Area landlords benefit from this program by having a reliable pool of tenants and assurance that Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) will be paid on time every month. To learn how to become a landlord who participates in the program, call our HCV program office at (361) 889-3300 or email

How to become a Landlord

  1.  List your property on or various rental websites  
  2. Interview and screen prospective families
  3. Select a family based on your screening criteria and fair housing law requirements
  4. The family will provide you with the required Request for Tenancy Approval Form (RFTA) to be completed by you and the family
  5. The family submits the RFTA to the CCHA office
  6. CCHA will contact you to request ownership documents
  7. Once all information is received, the CCHA inspector will schedule an inspection
  8. After the unit passes inspection and the move-in date is established, you and the family sign the lease and you will sign the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract
  9. After all documents are signed; the family receives the keys to the unit
  10. The family moves into the unit and payments will commence from the move in date. Payments are made on the 1st. Landlords have the sole responsibility for the management and maintenance of the unit