Forms and Information

Forms and Information

Prospective Landlords

Corpus Christi Housing Choice Voucher program (typically referred to as “Section 8”) provides housing assistance payments on behalf of qualified renters .This HCV program provides direct cash subsidies to landlords of rental properties in exchange for a promise to rent to people with low incomes and a promise to meet Housing Quality Standards which will be certified by Corpus Christi Housing inspectors. Area landlords benefit from this program by having a reliable pool of tenants and assurance that Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) will be paid on time every month. To learn how to become a landlord who participates in the program, call our HCV program office at 361.889.3345 or email Mr. John Diaz at

To become a Housing Choice Voucher program landlord you can take the following steps.

1. List your property.

We highly recommend you advertise your property in area newspapers and include “HCV or Section 8 OK” in your advertisement. Property advertisements can also be sent to PHA via fax, email, or USPS and we will post your advertisement in our main lobby and distribute it during our new voucher holder briefings. Please make sure your advertisements include the following:

  • Location
  • Monthly Rent Amount
  • Bedroom Size
  • Utilities Paid for by Tenant and source of utilities (ie oil heat, electric water, etc) and utilities paid for by Landlord
  • Date Available for Lease Up
  • Contact Information

Your property can also be listed by registering online at

2. Screen prospective participants.

Landlords are responsible for screening their prospective participants. The Housing Authority screens prospective participants’ eligibility but does not screen assisted families for suitability as tenants. Additionally, federal regulation requires that a landlord may not be the parent, child, grandchild, grandparent, sister, or brother of the HCV participant you select.

3. Select a participant.

Tenant selection is based on your own selection criteria. Charging an application fee is acceptable as long as HCV participants are charged the same fee as non-HCV participants. The use of renter reference services is encouraged. As in all cases, Fair Housing is the law.

4. Complete Landlord registration packet and return to Corpus Christi Housing Authority.

To get copies of the registration packet, please contact Corpus Christi Housing at (361) 889-3345 or  You can also download this package using the link at the bottom of this page.

5. Qualify for Eligibility

After PHA determines eligibility, the unit is inspected to assure it meets our Housing Quality Standards. See document listed below.

HCV Program Landlord Documents