Posted by Eric C on January 28, 2001 at 23:00:24:
Thanks for the list, but I think that you’ll find that it’s enforced rather subjectively across the country.
The last time I dealt with HUD was over ten years ago. I was going to place a single family residence that had been recently rennovated into the program. Ok,Ok, I admit it, I was being lazy. I wanted a vacation, not a month of screening tenants.
A call to the local HUD office confirmed that they had plenty of people on the waiting list and an inspector would be sent over right away.
After her inspection, the HUD person ( a ten year veteran)had only two things to say to me:
(1) this rental unit was best she had ever seen; and
(2) no property passed first inspection with her.
Instead, I passed on Section 8. I also sold her a house.
That was over ten years ago; I still don’t deal with Section 8.
Of course, your mileage may vary.
PS - if they were ever to reinstitute their old policy of paying for tenant damages, then I would might reconsider, but that ain’t gonna happen.