REQUEST FOR RENT ADJUSTMENTS
AND/OR CHANGE IN RESPONSIBILITY IN UTILITIES

Per Administration Plan, Chapter 8-III.B. WHEN RENT REASONABLENESS DETERMINATIONS ARE REQUIRED - Owner-Initiated Rent Determinations.

 

1.     After the initial occupancy period, the owner may request a rent adjustment.

 

2.     Owners are required to request rent increases in writing through the method determined by HACA (ie Webpage Request).

 

3.     HACA will determine whether the requested increase is reasonable within 10 business days of a “Passed” HQS inspection, or if no inspection is due, within 14 business days of receipt of the request. The owner will be notified of the determination by EMAIL or in writing.

 

4.     For rent increase requests after initial lease-up, HACA may request owners to provide information about the rents charged for other units on the premises. In evaluating the proposed rents in comparison to other units on the premises, HACA will consider unit size and length of tenancy in the other units.

 

5.     HACA will process only one rent increase in a 12-month period.


EFFECTIVE DATES FOR RENT INCREASES WILL BE DETERMINED AS FOLLOWS:

 

A.     If the request is received 60 to 180 days before the annual recertification effective date, the rent increase will be made effective with the next annual recertification.

 

B.     If the request is received less than 60 days before the annual recertification date, the rent increase will go into effect on the first of the month following the 60 day period after the owner requests the rent increase.

 

C.     Please contact the Eligibility Specialist for the Tenant with any questions. HCV Phone List (Here)

Additional Information

  1. Rent increases will not be approved unless any failed items identified by the most recent HQS inspection have been corrected.
  2. The owner may attach supporting unassisted units with market rates / comparables documentation to this request to assist in the rent determinations.
  3. For Additional information regarding HACA’s Housing Quality Standards Policies, Chapter 8.

Option 1
( Rent Adjustment Only)

Option 2
(Change in Responsibility in Utilities)

1. Complete the Rent CHANGE REQUEST FORM and attach form plus any additional documentation (if any) in an email to rentrequest@hacanet.org

OR 

2. Submit web fillable form:

1. Complete form HUD-52517  (RFTA – Request for Tenancy Approval), print and signed by the tenant.

AND

2. Complete the Rent CHANGE REQUEST FORM and email it to rentrequest@hacanet.org.

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