870-741-8673

Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

202 W. Stephenson
Harrison, AR 72601
Fax: 870-741-6369

Landlord Info

Housing Quality Inspection List:

  • There cannot be any chipping or peeling paint anywhere on the inside of the unit.
  • There cannot be any chipping or peeling paint within five feet of the ground or floor on the exterior of the unit.
  • Cooking stove must be clean and in working order. (Either the tenant or the owner must provide)
  • Refrigerator must be clean and in working order. (Either the tenant or the owner must provide.)
  • There must be an installed heating system that works. HUD won’t allow us to work with ventless gas heaters.
  • There must be hot and cold running water in the bathroom.
  • There must be hot and cold running water in the kitchen.
  • There must be a shower or bathtub that works.
  • There must be a flush toilet that works and does not leak.
  • Bathrooms must have either a window to the outside OR an exhaust fan.
  • There must not be any plumbing leaks.
  • There must not be any plugged drains. (Check for slow drains.)
  • All ground floor windows must have attached locks and exterior doors must have locks including working deadbolts.
  • All electrical outlets must have cover plates and be in good condition.
  • There must not be any missing, broken, or cracked windows.
  • The roof must not leak. (Check the ceiling for stains.)
  • The water heater tank MUST have a temperature pressure relief valve with a downward discharge pipe made of galvanized steel or copper tubing that is 3 feet long (NO PVC). An earthquake strap is required for all water heaters.
  • There must be GFI outlets around all sinks.
  • The floor covering cannot be torn or have holes that can cause someone to trip.
  • If there are stairs and railings, they must be secure.
  • Working smoke detectors are required in every unit and on every level.
  • The contract rent must be reasonable, based on the rent of comparable units in the neighborhood.

In Every Section 8 Lease Agreement, The Landlord Is Responsible For:

  • Performing all management and rental functions, including resident screening.
  • Maintaining the unit in accordance with the HUD Housing Quality Standards.
  • Complying with equal opportunity requirements and all fair housing laws applicable to the property.
  • Furnishing all information required under the Housing Assistance Payment contract.
  • Paying for utilities included in the lease.
  • Collecting the following from each Section 8 assisted family:
  • Any necessary security deposit
  • The tenant portion of the monthly rent
  • Any charges for damage caused by the family

A Simple Step-by-Step Process:

  • Place your property using the Available Property List.
  • Interview and screen prospective tenants.
  • Select a tenant, fill out the Request for Inspection form that the tenant has in their possession and have the applicant submit the forms to the Housing Authority.
  • The housing authority will schedule an appointment to inspect the property.
  • When the dwelling passes the inspection, a lease effective date will be established 
  • Both the landlord and the tenant must sign the lease. The landlord and a representative of the Housing Authority will sign an Assistance Payment Contract. 
  • The tenant receives the keys to the dwelling and moves in.