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The Housing Authority of Park Forest (HAPF) has implemented a new incentive for property owners this year.
Starting April 1., the HAPF is offering a one-time $300 signing bonus for units leased to new and current Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants. The program runs until Dec. 1, 2023, or until all funds have been used.
Housing Authority Manager Tiffany Perry said the new incentive is a win-win for everyone involved.
"Participation in the HCV program is mutually beneficial," Perry said. "Voucher participants benefit by finding affordable housing in the Village of Park Forest, and landlords benefit by receiving guaranteed monthly Housing Assistance Payments (HAP). Landlords can lease up to three qualifying units."
The Landlord Incentive Program, made available through funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is designed to expand available housing resources for residents needing safe and affordable homes. The initiative encourages and motivates property owners to participate in the HCV Program.
Perry said interested property owners should contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-283-5620 for more information on the Landlord Incentive Program.