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screening potential tenants

Does LHA screen tenants for owners or managers?

NO.  LHA does not screen tenants for owners or managers.

Tenant screening and selection is the responsibility of the owner or manager.  Owners need to screen potential tenants receiving rent assistance the same way they screen potential tenants without assistance.   

LHA’s role is to determine a tenant is eligible for the rent assistance program only.  LHA does this by verifying the tenant’s income and family composition to meet the program rules. 

Screening tenants can save money:  LHA will provide the owner with 1) the family’s current address (as shown in LHA records) and 2) the name and address of the owner of the family’s current or prior address (if known).

Several web sites have been recommended by participants of LHA's Landlord Advisory Committee to assist with screening and monitoring tenant activity:

*http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/stats/chist.htm – Lincoln Police Department Criminal History reports
http://www.nsp.state.ne.us/sor/index.cfm – Nebraska sex offender registry
http://lincoln.ne.gov/aspx/cnty/crimcase/default.aspx – Court calendar
*http://www.tenantdata.com/ – Tenant Data Services
*https://tenant.thepicompany.com/ – Tenant PI

*Services marked with an asterisk are not free services.