Accepting Section 8 Tenants


Landlords are not legally obligated to accept tenants with section 8 vouchers.  While the vouchers represent a guaranteed stream of income, there are a number of negative aspects to being in the program.  Some of the notable negative aspects include a limitation on the amount of rent that can be charged, no governmental promise that the apartment will be safe from damage, severe limitations on being able to collect money owed and damages directly from the tenant, limitations on the ability to get out of the program once in, and government subsidized attorneys to fight with the landlord.