HOC Landlord Orientation (NEW)

Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Landlord Orientation

The orientation will address your roles and responsibilities as a participating PBV landlord and last approximately two hours. Additionally, the sessions will provide landlords an  opportunity to discuss and pose programmatic or operational questions with the management team of the Housing Resources Division. Your participation in the program is greatly appreciated and vital to our success.

The in-person orientation will take place in the HOC training room at 231 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The virtual orientation session will take place via Amazon Chime.

Please register for one of the orientation sessions at least 48 hours in advance by clicking on the links below:

             ♦ IN-PERSON:  Wednesday, May 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Registration)

♦ VIRTUALWednesday, May 29, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Registration)


HOC Landlord Portal

Access your HOC Landlord Profile, track payments, notices, inspections results and more!

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Want to be an HOC Landlord?

Due to the increasing demand for affordable housing in Montgomery County, HOC needs your help to ensure that deserving families across the County find safe and decent housing.

How it Works

Through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, HOC pays a portion of the tenant's rent directly to the landlord. As the landlord, you have the responsibility of screening and selecting the tenant, collecting the rent, maintaining the property, and terminating the lease, if appropriate.

Families have the same rights and responsibilities as unassisted families. Property owners have the same rights and responsibilities of landlords renting to unassisted families.

Advantages of Renting to a Family in the HCV Program

Thousands of rental property owners partner with HOC to provide high-quality, yet affordable housing for individuals, families, the elderly and people with disabilities because it’s beneficial to all.

If you become an HOC landlord, you will benefit from:    

    ♦  Monthly subsidy payment from HOC -- guaranteed and on-time!

    ♦  The right to screen and select the tenant;

    ♦  An annual inspection of the unit, at HOC expense, to ensure your property is well-maintained;

    ♦  Subsidy payments maybe increased to compensate for tenant's lower income, thereby protecting landlord from financial loss if the
        tenant suffers from unexpected financial hardship;

   ♦  If the family leaves the unit prior to the termination of the lease, you may keep the subsidy payment for the month in which the
       family leaves;

   ♦  You will be helping low-income individuals and families find suitable homes in your community.

You can list your property online!

For additional information about participation in the HCV program, HOC has prepared the Landlord Resource Manual.

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