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BRHP Resources for Property Partners

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HUD Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract

The HAP contract is a written agreement between the PHA (BRHP) and the owner of a unit occupied by a housing choice voucher program participant. The HAP contract must be in the form prescribed by HUD. Under the HAP contract, the PHA agrees to make housing assistance payments to the owner on behalf of a specific family leasing a specific unit. The PHA uses its payment standard schedule to calculate the monthly HAP payment to the owner.

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Property Partner Manual

The Property Partner Manual informs current and prospective BRHP property partners on program logistics and serves as a resource to support a successful leasing process and tenancy.

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BRHP Search Tool

The BRHP Search Tool allows any applicant, resident or property partner to quickly determine if a home is in an Opportunity area, and provides an estimated range of rents based on the payment standard. The tool provides valuable neighborhood context, including transit lines, grocery stores, child-care centers and school information. The tool displays the zoned schools for that particular home, as well as the GreatSchools score and a link to the GreatSchools page for each school.

Landlords and Tenants: Tips on Avoiding Disputes

The Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has created this publication to help renters and residential property owners understand their respective rights and obligations, as well as the remedies that are available under Maryland law. It covers a broad range of issues, such as applications, leases, security deposits, rent escrow, lead-based paint hazards, eviction, and where to seek help if problems arise.

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Self-Inspection Checklist

Use this Self-Inspection Checklist to help prepare for your Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection. This document is a tool provided by the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership. For additional information regarding the HQS Inspection, see the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspection Checklist, form HUD-52580 (PDF).

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