Real Estate agents play an essential role in the Housing Choice Voucher program. Their mission is to provide and promote information regarding the program and work as a liaison between renters and landlords. Real Estate agents will help voucher holders and their families determine what home will work best with their voucher and needs.
As in any home search, Real Estate agents will be there every step of the way, guiding voucher holders and keeping their best interests in mind. Their role in the Housing Choice Voucher program includes, but is not limited to:
- Arranging appointments for unit visits and tour them with the voucher holder.
- Real Estate agents will ensure that the environment and living conditions are suitable for a person to move into and help voucher holders compare prices to ensure they are getting a fair deal.
- They will equip the voucher holder with all the information possible and guide them during the process of renting a home through the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Real Estate agents stay up to date on the current state of the local rental market and the HCV program guides. They will be able to provide you with in depth information on how to best find and select a unit that is right for you. To learn more about the Housing Choice Voucher program, please visit http://www.dhcd.maryland.gov/Website/programs/section8/Default.aspx