Columbus Housing Authority (CHA) enters into a Housing Assistance Payment Contract with the private landlord when a family finds an eligible unit that has passed inspection. The family enters into a lease with the private landlord.

Every month, the family pays their portion of rent to the private landlord, and CHA pays our portion of rent to the private landlord. A family’s portion of rent is no more than 30% of the household’s earned income.

Tenants and landlords must agree and abide by HUD and CHA program requirements.