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).