Resolving beef with Section 8 tenants

Rent it Right
Published on Sep 23, 2010

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Q: I have a problem with the apartment building next door. All eight apartments are full of Section 8 tenants who are breeding and raising pit bulls. This activity is causing major problems for me with dog waste in my yard. When I complained, the housing authorities told me they can do nothing to hold the landlord accountable. This just doesn't make sense to me. --Chris D.

A: The answer you got doesn't make sense to me, either. Maybe it's time to try a different approach.

The housing agency you refer to (a public housing agency, or PHA) is probably the government office in charge of issuing Section 8 vouchers. Its main concern is to make sure that applicants qualify for the rent subsidies, and then to inspect the rental property that voucher holder