Landlord FAQ

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Advertising and locating property has never been easier!

The Housing Authority has partnered with www.Gosection8.com , which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please contact the GoSection8 toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328.

Landlords add your rental property
Tenants view rental listings

It is recommended that Landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up!

To add, modify or remove a listing please contact www.Gosection8.com directly. BHA is not responsible for property listing information or accuracy.


Below are the most commonly used forms. They may be downloaded, completed and faxed to the Housing Department at 360-616-2927 or scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any questions please call 360-479-3694.

Direct Deposit
Request for Rental Increase
Owner changes

Inspections Process

BHA inspects your rental home to ensure it meets the agency’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS). HQS are the minimum standards a unit must meet in order to be assisted under the program. There are four types of inspections conducted by BHA.

New Contract Inspection - Conducted when a family submits a request for tenancy approval (RFTA) to move to a new unit.
Regularly Scheduled Inspection - Conducted on units currently covered under a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)
Special Inspection - Conducted outside the regularly scheduled inspection.
Quality Control (QC) Inspection - Type of inspection to verify the original inspection was conducted in accordance with HQS

New Contract Inspections

Once a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) packet is received and reviewed, a New Contract Inspection will be scheduled.

The owner/landlord will be contacted to schedule the inspection.

The owner/landlord/authorized representative must be present at the inspection.

The inspector will compare the unit to other comparable units and determine the reasonable rent.

The inspection report summary will be provided during the inspection.

If the unit does not pass, the inspection will be rescheduled one time.

If the unit does not pass after the second inspection, the RFTA packet will be disapproved.

Regularly Scheduled Inspections

Units under a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract will be inspected once within a 12 month program.

The owner/landlord and participant will receive written notification of the inspection date and timeframe.

The participant or authorized representative (18 years or older) must be present at the inspection.

The inspection results will be mailed to the owner/landlord and the tenant.

If the unit does not pass due to a non-life-threatening deficiency, a self-certification form will be mailed and must be returned within 30 days.

If the unit does not pass due to a life-threatening deficiency, repairs must be made within 24 hours. A recheck inspection will be scheduled.

Special Inspection and Quality Control Inspection

Special inspections and QC inspections will be scheduled as determined by BHA.

The owner/landlord and participant will receive written or verbal notification of the inspection date and time frame and the reason for the inspection.

The participant or authorized representative (18 years or older) must be present at the inspection.

The Bremerton Housing Authority” (BHA) Housing Choice Voucher program assists over 2,000 families in the city of Bremerton, Kitsap and Mason County. To meet the demand for housing we need good landlords and invite your participation.

Participants of the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 program typically pay between 30% - 40% of their adjusted income for rent while the housing authority via federal dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cover the difference between the approved contract rent and the tenant's rent payment. This guarantees that landlords will receive a portion of the rent on time each month.

By becoming our partner in the Housing Choice Voucher program you make it possible for low-income families to enjoy quality, affordable housing and in return owners enjoy:

Timely payments

Annual unit inspections

Fair market rental rates

Enforceable renter obligations defined in the lease tenancy addendum

Approved contract rents are set based on fair market rents, comparable rent for similar unassisted units and affordability for the individual client. View Current Fair Market Rents. The amounts reflected in the Fair Market Rents include an average utility costs to project affordability for families on the program.

As a property owner/manager you are encouraged to screen potential tenants for suitability, collect deposits in accordance with the lease, set rules and regulations that are in conformance with Washington State Tenant Law. The acceptance of the Section 8 program does not change your ability to management your own properties.

Ownership information is not required until a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 voucher holder attempts to rent your unit. You may advertise the listing by gosection8. We appreciate your consideration of the Section 8 program and look forward to partnering with you to provide affordable housing to families living in Bremerton, Kitsap County and Mason County.



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