As an owner or a prospective owner, you will find the resources you need to learn more or otherwise improve your participation on the program.
Prichard Housing Authority has provided an online system to enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to voucher holders seeking apartments, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market.
To list your unit on the Vacancy List, click here.
We are now making all housing assistance payments by direct deposit. If you need to submit your payment information for the first time, or change your current information, please download the form and submit it to the Section 8 Office located at 200 W Prichard Ave. Prichard. Please remember to report any changes by the 20th so that there is no delay your payment.
For the detail of your payments received by direct deposit, please visit www.hapcheck.com. Enter your login information as provided by Prichard Housing Authority. There you can check your current and recent historical payment transaction detail.
Housing Quality Standards
HUD requires that all units occupied by families receiving assistance meet established physical standards to ensure that the housing is decent, safe, and sanitary. These standards, collectively called the Housing Quality Standards (HQS), must be met at initial occupancy, before Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract execution and throughout the term of the lease.
We recommend performing your own inspection of the property and making any necessary repairs prior to the Housing Authority scheduled Inspection.
The following is a list of common HQS deficiency items from Housing Choice Voucher properties that cause inspections to fail and create delays or abatements of rental payments to landlords:
- Utilities not on
- Inoperable heat supply
- Missing or insufficient weather-stripping
- Loose or torn carpet
- Missing or cracked electrical outlet cover plates
- Cracked or peeling paint on walls
- Cracked or broken windowpanes
- Evidence of roof leaks/pipe leaks
- Dirty stoves and ovens
- Insufficient bath ventilation
- Leaking faucets or plumbing
- Temperature/pressure relief discharge line on water heater not routed to exterior of home
- Gaps, holes or spaces in foundation or exterior walls
- Missing or inoperable smoke detectors
- Lack of a permanent heat source in a bedroom
- S-traps installed in drain lines
- Stove burners not working
- Torn or loose refrigerator gaskets
- Exterior steps with more than four risers or steps lacking handrails
- Roach infestation
- Faulty electrical wiring such as exposed wire splices
- Toilets not flushing properly
- Sinks and tubs not draining properly
- On/off knob settings on ovens and stoves not visible
- No guardrail on porches, patios, balconies or steps that are 30″ or more in height
For a more detailed explanation of the Housing Quality Standards Inspection Requirements, visit or use the Search Engine for “Housing Quality Standards”.
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