St. Paul Public Housing Agency
W. Andrew Boss Building
555 Wabasha Street North
Suite 400
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
(651) 298-5664

Equal Housing Opportunity

Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher
Owner Information

Private property owners are a vital partner in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. We offer these resources for our current or potential property owners:

  • Landlord orientations for new owners are held every other month. These orientations cover basic program information and are designed for small group interaction. If you are interested in attending one of these, please call 651-292-6191. Click here for the 2015 orientation schedule.
  • Click here for a list of steps on becoming a Section 8 landlord.
  • Click here for the landlord information packet. This document contains basic information about how the program operates.
  • Click here for the owner handbook that contains more detailed information including samples of required forms such as the lease addendum and housing assistance payments contract.

    Owner Newsletter

    One way we communicate information to property owners is through a newsletter that is generally published quarterly and mailed with your checks.

    For a copy of the PHA's most recent owner newsletter, click here.

    To view past owner newsletters, please click here.

    The Partner Portal

    The Partner Portal is a secure, web-based tool where property owners and managers can access information relating to properties currently under contract with the PHA to receive HCV (Section 8) Housing Assistance Payments. It is also the property owner’s gateway to enrolling in Direct Deposit for all payments from the PHA. For Partner Portal questions and comments, please email partnerportalsupport@stpha.org.

    RRP Certification

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new rule affecting individuals who perform renovations, repairs or painting (RRP) on structures built before 1978, since these structures could contain lead-based paint. Individuals performing RRP work must be certified. The St. Paul PHA along with other local housing authorities, are sponsoring an EPA & HUD accredited training opportunity for property owners and their agents. This 8 hour course is taught by accredited trainers and is presented through the National Center for Healthy Housing. Proof of certification is required before a unit will pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection and before payment will be released.

    The PHA does not directly provide any RRP courses, but there are excellent organizations in the area that offer these courses, and others:

    Sustainable Resources Center, Inc.
    1081 Tenth Avenue S.E.
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    612-870-4255
    http://www.src-mn.org

    University of Minnesota: School of Public Health
    Mayo Building
    Room A302
    420 Delaware St. S. E.
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    612-624-6669
    http://www.sph.umn.edu

    For more understanding on this requirement and any others, we suggest reviewing the website for the National Center for Healthy Housing. http://www.nchh.org.

    Property Owner/Manager Workshop

    Section 8 conducts an annual property owner/manager workshop that covers ongoing and new tenant and program information as well as serving as a forum to exchange ideas with owners. This workshop is usually held in the fall. Watch for more information on this workshop included with your checks.

    Address Changes

    It is important that we have current information so that the monthly assistance payments are mailed to the correct address. Please submit all address changes in writing including the old information, new information and the addresses of the properties you own that receive assistance. You can:

    • Mail, to St. Paul PHA, W. Andrew Boss Building, 555 N. Wabasha Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55102, Attn: Ying; or
    • Fax to 651-292-6649, Attn: Ying; or
    • Email to ying.moua@stpha.org

    If you have bought or sold a property that receives Section 8 assistance please call 651-298-5105 or email ying.moua@stpha.org.

    Thank You

    Thanks for partnering with us to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low income families.

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