While HUD usually doesn’t allow a family member to be a voucher holder’s landlord, a family member CAN be the landlord for a person with a disability. There are conditions:
- The voucher holder and the landlord can show that it is a “reasonable accommodation” for the disability to have the family member act as landlord. One reason might be the need to have extra help and supervision close by. Another might be behaviors that could make it hard for the person to rent elsewhere, such as making loud noises or a history of damaging property.
- The resident lives in a separate unit from the landlord, not in a bedroom in the family home.
- The resident is charged fair market rent for the area.
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