REGIONAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
As the contracted management agent of the Regional Rental Assistance Program for Douglas, Sarpy, Washington, Dodge, and Cass counties, Community Alliance Housing Management Services is looking to form positive partnerships with private property owners and landlords throughout the area to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for program participants. Participation in this rental assistance program may offer a number of potential benefits to the rental property owner, including:
Property owners enter into a housing assistance payment agreement with CAHMS which provides that of a portion of each month's rent is sent directly to the landlord by CAHMS each month. The tenant pays the remainder directly to the property owner in accordance with the property owner’s rental agreement. To qualify for participation, the rent on the assisted unit must not exceed federal 'Fair Market Rent' standards and must be "reasonableness" when compared to like units. In addition, the rented unit must meet minimum housing quality standards.
An informational guide book has been developed for property owners to provide more detailed information about the program. Interested landlords are invited to download this resource by clicking the Forms link at the left of this page.