Fargo Housing will schedule an inspection of the proposed unit upon receipt of the Request for Tenancy Approval.
Fargo Housing cannot begin any payments prior to a passed Fargo Housing inspection. Please keep this in mind when deciding when to make a deposit, sign a lease, or enter into any similar agreement. If the inspection does not pass, we will not be able to provide assistance on the unit.
After the inspection passes and the lease is signed, Fargo Housing will finalize all proper paperwork to ensure payments to the landlord on the voucher holder’s behalf.
After you have approved the resident, the Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) must be completed and returned to Fargo Housing by the deadline requested. If you have other units/properties with assistance, you must still complete this packet. Fargo Housing must inspect each unit prior to providing any assistance. If the unit is vacant, our inspections department will contact you to set up a time to schedule an inspection. You must be available for the inspection. If the resident is already residing in the unit and plans to lease in place, we will contact the resident directly to schedule an inspection.
Each year thereafter, Fargo Housing will contact the resident to complete an annual inspection. If the unit does not pass per housing standards, it is your responsibility to correct the required issue(s) in the allotted time.
Once the unit has been approved, Fargo Housing will mail out the contract for you to sign and return. Fargo Housing will also request a signed 12 month lease beginning the month the assistance begins. If at any time the tenant’s portion changes, Fargo Housing will email the change showing both the tenant portion, the housing assistance payment (HAP), and the effective date.