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The tenant is not responsible for payment of the portion of contract rent covered by the housing assistance payment under the Housing Assistance Payment contract between the owner and the housing agency. The housing agency's failure to pay the housing assistance payments to the owner is not a violation of the lease. During the term of the lease, the owner may not terminate the tenancy of the family for nonpayment of the assistance payment.
It is the goal of the Garland Housing Agency to ensure payments are received in a timely manner. Due to recent changes in the cash management requirements of Housing and Urban Development, payments cannot be processed until the 1st business day of the month. Bank deposits are usually made within 3 to 4 business days there after.
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The amounts listed have been adopted by the Garland Housing Agency as the new payment standards and will be in effect for regular new move ins and moves (change of unit) effective January 1, 2023. View the 2023 payment standards.
The tenant agrees neither to assign this lease, nor to sublet or transfer possession of the premises, nor to give accommodation to boarders or lodgers without the written consent of the landlord and prior approval of the Garland Housing Agency. The tenant further agrees not to use or permit the use of the dwelling unit for any purpose other than as private dwelling unit solely for the tenant and the tenant's family. If any of the above occurs, please notify the caseworker for the tenant immediately using the contact information in the chart below or you may email the main office at GHA@GarlandTX.Gov.
The tenant will be responsible for damages to the unit and premises, other than normal wear and tear, that are caused by any member of the tenant's family, guests of the tenant, and the persons under the tenant's control.
The owner may only evict the tenant from the contract unit by instituting a court action. The owner must give a tenant a notice that specifies the grounds for termination of tenancy. The notice of grounds must be given at or before the commencement of the eviction notice. The notice grounds may be included in, or may be combined with any owner eviction notice to the tenant.
The rent to owner must be reasonable in comparison with rents charged for comparable units in the private unassisted market or for units assisted under the Housing Choice Voucher Program.