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Embracing Voucher Programs: A Win-Win for Property Owners and the Community

As the housing market in Tulsa continues to evolve, property managers and landlords face the ongoing challenge of maintaining high occupancy rates while ensuring reliable income. One effective strategy to achieve these goals is by accepting housing vouchers. At Housing Solutions, we believe that embracing voucher programs is not only beneficial for property managers but also vital for addressing the housing needs of our community. In this blog post, we’ll explore the numerous advantages of accepting vouchers and how doing so can positively impact your property and the greater Tulsa area. 

One of the most significant benefits of accepting housing vouchers is the assurance of regular, on-time rent payments. The voucher program guarantees that a portion, if not all, of the rent is paid directly by the government. This reduces the risk of missed or late payments and provides a stable income stream for property owners. During economic downturns or periods of market instability, this reliability can be a financial lifesaver. 

By accepting vouchers, you open your property to a broader range of potential tenants. This increased pool of applicants can help fill vacancies faster and reduce the costs associated with long periods of unoccupied units. Voucher holders are often looking for stable, long-term housing, which can lead to higher tenant retention rates and less turnover. 

Participating in voucher programs demonstrates a commitment to supporting the local community and helping those in need. This can enhance your reputation as a socially responsible property owner. Many tenants and potential tenants value landlords who contribute positively to the community, and this goodwill can translate into positive word-of-mouth and a stronger brand image.

Housing voucher programs often come with additional support services for both tenants and landlords. These services can include tenant screening, mediation, and case management, which can help address issues before they escalate. By partnering with agencies like Housing Solutions and nonprofit organizations that are part of A Way Home for Tulsa, property managers can benefit from resources that assist in maintaining a harmonious landlord-tenant relationship. 

Accepting housing vouchers helps ensure compliance with fair housing laws and demonstrates a commitment to equitable housing practices. This can protect property managers from potential legal issues and align their operations with ethical standards and community values. 

Accepting housing vouchers is a strategic decision that offers numerous benefits to property managers and landlords in Tulsa. From guaranteed rent payments and an expanded tenant pool to community support and access to valuable services, the advantages are clear. By embracing voucher programs, you not only enhance your property’s stability and profitability but also contribute to a more inclusive and supportive housing environment for all Tulsa residents. 

Want to learn more?

The Tulsa Housing Authority (THA) is hosting an invaluable learning session on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. about the benefits and processes of accepting housing vouchers. It’s time to enlist and attend THA’s Section 8 Landlord Boot Camp!

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and make the most of the voucher program. Register today by calling Kathy Holt at 918-581-5951 or emailing kathy.holt@tulsahousing.org! 

About the Landlord Tenant Resource Center

The Tulsa Landlord Tenant Resource Center (LTRC) launched in October 2020 to provide free services in legal information, pro bono referrals, know-your-rights information for both landlords and tenants, and referrals to housing-supportive social service. LTRC is part of Housing Solutions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making homelessness in Tulsa rare, brief, and non-recurring. 

LTRC operates the Social Services Hub, an eviction diversion program. The Social Services Hub is a multi-partner collaboration between Restore Hope Ministries, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Iron Gate, and Tulsa County District Courts to support individuals and families facing housing instability or eviction. 


Hours: Monday – Thursday, 1-4:30 p.m. 

LTRC’s team of Eviction Prevention Specialists and Housing Navigators are on hand assisting landlords and tenants with community resource navigation, including specialty resources to support tribal, LGBTQIA+ and veteran’s needs. 


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