Updated: Mar 10

The Section 8 Housing program provides individuals/families who are considered extremely low income, very low income, seniors, and persons with disabilities with rent subsidies in the form of housing assistance payments (HAP). These payments are paid to private landlords directly. One of the major benefits of being a Section 8 landlord is reliable monthly payments.

To begin receiving Section 8 Tenants contact the Los Angeles Public Housing Agency. They will provide you with a Section 8 landlord application and can help guide you through the process.

Once your application has been approved the Housing Authority will set up an inspection to ensure your property meets its housing quality standards. Prior to inspection speak with your local Public Housing Agency regarding specific requirements for your area.

After you have been approved and pass the inspection notify the Public Housing Agency of a vacancy. They will refer applicants to you from its Housing Choice Voucher waiting list.

You can also list your property on GoSection8 which was established to create a housing network for millions of people with housing needs and has a close relationship with the Los Angeles Public Housing Agency. These are the current listings being offered in the Los Angeles area.

Below you will find the current payment standards for the City of LA. The payment standard is based on Fair Market Rents (FMR) and is updated annually. The voucher shows the number of bedrooms the Housing Authority has authorized based on the number of persons in the family, as well as the maximum subsidy the Housing Authority can issue towards the rent.

Voucher Payment Standards for the City of LA

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For more information about The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Section 8 Program visit: http://home.hacla.org/abouts8

Updated: Mar 10

1. What's an opportunity zone?

Opportunity zones are economically- distressed communities that may qualify for special tax treatment. Businesses, equipment, and real property may be eligible to receive investment through special funding. These zones are a tool to stimulate economic growth and job opportunities in economically distressed communities.

The link below provides an interactive map of Opportunity Zones in the state of CA:

State Integrated OZ Map | CA Opportunity Zones

2. How to invest in an Opportunity Zone?

Opportunity zone investments are made through Qualified Opportunity Funds.

All investments must go through a Qualified Opportunity Fund in order to qualify for any benefit.

Visit the IRS Website for more info on how a QOF works, filing requirements, tax benefits, etc.

3. What is a Qualified Opportunity Fund?

A Qualified Opportunity Fund is an investment vehicle that files a corporate or partnership federal income tax return and is organized for the sole purpose of investing in Opportunity Zones. To qualify, an investment vehicle must self-certify by filing IRS Form 8996. See below for further instructions on filing IRS Form 8996.

Instructions for Form 8996 (Rev. January 2020)

4. Can I invest in a Qualified Opportunity Fund if I don't reside, work, or own

property within an Opportunity Zone?

Yes, you can invest in an Opportunity Zone even if you don't reside, work, or own property within an Opportunity Zone.

5. Is it possible to invest in more than one Opportunity Zone?

It is possible to invest in multiple Opportunity Zones if a Qualified Opportunity Fund holds a minimum of 90% of its assets in Opportunity Zone property.

6. Investing in a Qualified Opportunity Fund can offer the following benefits.

Elimination of Taxes on Future Gains - If you hold your investment in a Qualified Opportunity Fund for at least ten years, your realized gains from the investment will not be subject to federal capital gains taxes.

Capital Gains Tax Reduction - If you hold your investment in a Qualified Opportunity Fund for at least five years your tax bill can be reduced by 10% on capital gains deferred. Or it can be reduced to 15% if you hold your investment for at least seven years.

Capital Gains Tax Deferral - If capital gains are reinvested into a Qualified Opportunity Fund then federal taxes on realized gains of the investment can be deferred as late as December 31, 2026.

For more information visit: CA Opportunity Zones | Opportunity Zones provide tax incentives for investment in designated census tracts.

Updated: Jan 6

As an experienced Multi-Family realtor in Los Angeles, I have seen first hand the importance of community and connection. We want to live with others who share our lifestyle and values. When you create an environment where tenants feel at home, respected, cared for, and connected to management- they will return that same level of respect and loyalty.

I have created a mini Multi-Family Guide for Landlords with tips and resources on creating a space for future tenants because convenience and community influence where we live.

In the Multi-Family Guide, you will find design trends, rental resources, etc.

Mini Multi-Family Guide
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