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The Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance Program administered by The Tampa Housing Authority, (THA) is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the purpose of the program is to make decent, safe and sanitary housing affordable to very-low, and extremely low income households in the private rental market.

Households that meet eligibility requirements normally pay approximately 30% to 40% of their adjusted monthly income towards their monthly rent and utility costs. The program pays the balance of the rent directly to the owner of the rental property or to their appointed agent.

In order for the Section 8 Program to be successful, it is vital that a good working relationship is developed between Tampa Housing Authority and property owners and managers who contract with the THA to provide housing for program participants. One of the goals of this guide is to provide landlords with all the information they will need to be successful not only renting to a Section 8 participant, but as a landlord in general.

Margaret Jones Headshot
Margaret Jones, 
Director Of Assisted Housing

Tina Loomis landlord liaison
Tina Loomis, 
Landlord Liaison

Landlord/Managers can visit the Landlord Liaison Department Monday through Thursday 9 am to 4:30 pm. Closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm. You can also contact the Landlord Liaison Department via email.

If you would like to apply to be a registered landlord with the Tampa Housing Authority, fill out our Online Landlord Application (requires registering in our Portal and logging in). Changes in address and direct deposit can also be made via our Online Portal.

ATTENTION PROPERTY MANAGERS AND AGENTS: A new application will be required for each owner you represent.