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Resource: Tampa Housing Authority Materials

Posted By: Eric Garduño Advocacy News , Industry News ,
The BAAA team is working on developing resources to help you comply with the new landlord requirements in unincorporated Hillsborough County as a result of the recently adopted Tenant’s Rights Ordinance. A copy of the ordinance and other background information is AVAILABLE HERE.
Because source of income is now a protected class within unincorporated Hillsborough County, we anticipate that at least some BAAA members not currently working with Housing Choice Vouchers will have to do so. As such, we have compiled the following materials/links currently available from the Tampa Housing Authority (THA) to better orient you with the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. 
  • THA Landlord Orientation Meeting.  This meeting, held remotely via the Ring Central Online Meeting platform, will take place on Wednesday, March 24, from 2-5PM. This orientation is a regular offering by THA to all landlords new to working with THA. If you are interested in attending, please REGISTER HERE.

  • THA Housing Choice Voucher Landlord Guide. This is a detailed guidebook for landlords working with THA and the Housing Choice Voucher program. A copy of the guidebook is AVAILABLE HERE

  • THA Landlord Application/Registration. In order to work with THA, landlords must first complete a landlord application. To access the application, you must register on the Tampa Housing Authority Web Portal. You can REGISTER ON THE THA PORTAL HERE. A guide on using the THA Portal is AVAILABLE HERE.

  • CGI Registration. THA contracts with an organization called CGI to perform the HQS inspection that is required before a resident can move in. After a landlord has applied/registered with THA, the landlord can use that information to register with CGI. You can REGISTER ON THE CGI PORTAL HERE

  • THA Landlord Page. For additional information provided by THA on how landlords can work with the Housing Choice Voucher program, please visit THA’s LANDLORD SECTION 8 PAGE
Please be on the lookout for additional information and education opportunities that BAAA is developing to help members understand the new requirements under Hillsborough County’s Tenants Bill of Rights ordinance.