Family Suitability Screening
VIHA screens for criminal activity. VIHA does not conduct screening for property owners. It is the responsibility of the property owner to determine a family's suitability for tenancy. Owner's should use the same screening criteria for the HCVP families as are used for non subsidized tenants. An owner is under no obligation to rent to an HCVP participant, but must not discriminate based on race, ancestry, color, sex, religgion, disability, national origin, or familial status.
-Owners may choose some of the following Pre-screening techniques:
-Conduct home visit of resident to observe residents housekeeping habits.
-Check past and previous landlord references.
-Check court records for prior evictions.
Remember, in order to avoid Fair Housing issues, always screen all prospective tenants in the same way, including th HCVP assisted families.
If you currently have a property availabe for lease, and would like to list it with VIHA, or have any additional questions contact us at:
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