What is it and how does it work?
“Section 8 is a government program created for low income families geared towards helping them with their rent. In some instances, all of the rent is paid; in others, a portion of the tenant’s rent is paid and the tenant is responsible for the remainder. In most cases, the family is also given a utility check. This enables them to pay their electric, gas, water, etc.”
“Another background check landlords like wasting their time on is calling the tenant’s present landlord. Forget it! This procedure usually works in reverse. If a landlord called me and wanted information about a bad tenant of mine, I would tell him that she is the greatest tenant in the world. Boy, I’m really gonna miss her. Little would he know I would be doing back flips and he would be adopting an asshole tenant of mine.”