Written by attorney Rixon Charles Rafter III

Office of Housing & Community Development, Prince William County, Virginia —Section 8 Tenants

In Prince William County Virginia, after the Landlord has screened the tenant and decided to rent, however the OHCD may disapprove an owner’s participation in the program for reasons listed below:


OHCD may disapprove an owner’s participation in the program and deny a lease for the following reasons:

Violations of the Fair Housing Act and Federal Equal Opportunity requirements.

Committing fraud, bribery or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with any federal housing program.

Engaging in drug-trafficking.

Have a history or practice of non-compliance with Housing Quality Standards (HQS).

Have not paid state or local real estate taxes, fines, or assessments.

Owner may not rent to a parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sister, or brother who participates in the HCV program.

Note: At OHCD’s discretion, this restriction may be waived as a reasonable accommodation for a person with disabilities.

Non-compliance of HUD insured loans or mortgages.


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