Find a Unit
Applicants have 90 days to find a suitable unit, complete the Request for Tenancy Approval Form (RTA) with their landlord and submit the document to the CMHA.
CMHA reviews the RTA to verify that the applicant qualifies for the proposed unit and that the unit meets CintiMHA's program requirements.
The unit is inspected to ensure it meets HUD's Housing Quality Standards (HQS). Rent Reasonable Assessment conducted and approved.
CMHA notifies all parties that the unit is approved for assistance, finalizes the resident rent and HAP amounts, and obtains the move-in date from the resident and the landlord. The HAP packet is mailed to the landlord.
Owner Returns Lease & HAP Packet
CMHA sends the landlord a HAP Contract and Tenacy Adendum outlining the program guidlines and specific contract payment amounts. The landlord is responsible for completing the HAP contract and obtaining the resident's signature on the Addendum. The landlord must return these forms to the CMHA along with a copy of the resident's Lease Agreement.
HAP Payment Issued
Upon receipt of the landlord's HAP Contract, the Tenancy Addendum and the resident's lease agreement, CMHA will review the Lease Agreement to ensure that terms do not conflict with HUD regulations or CMHA policy. Once approved, payments will be made on the next check run following the approval date. CMHA has three check runs per month to ensure speedy payments to the landlords.