Small Rental
Property Program

Small Rental Property Program - Forms, Guides, and Publications

Note: You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download, to open and print several of the documents (PDFs) on this page.

  • Nonprofit Program Overview (PDF/55k) and Round 2 Nonprofit Set-Aside Supplemental Handbook (PDF/396k): This is an overview of the details and requirements of the Non-Profit Set Aside. This section is only applicable to those applicants who elected to participate in the Non-Profit Set Aside at the time of application.

  • Rental Program Overview & Checklist (PDF/200k): Use this checklist to track your progress through the award processing stages as you continue through the program. Also available in Spanish (PDF/75k) and Vietnamese (PDF/187k).

  • A Guide to Financing Your Repairs (PDF/254kb): All Small Rental Property Program participants must provide a finished unit that meets the Louisiana Building Code. It is likely that you will need to complete repairs before an incentive loan will be granted. This guide provides financial planning resources and information on participating lenders that may be able to help you finance your repairs, if needed.

  • Applicant Request to Release Information (PDF/107kb): This form must be completed and notarized for all Small Rental Property Program applicants who are requesting information or documents be provided to an advocate, legal representation, etc.

    Tenant and Landlord Issues (PDF Format, 1,254kb) : This document provides an understanding of the responsibilities of the Small Rental Property program and its participants as they relate to issues arising between the tenant and landlord/property owner. Scenarios are included to offer support and provide direction on tenant and landlord issues.

    2017 Tenant Selection and Occupancy Requirements (PDF format, 1316kb) All borrowers, please use the current guide listed below to ensure that you are compliant with current program standards.
    Download 2017 Tenant Selection and Occupancy Requirements (PDF format, 1316kb)

  • 2017 Area Median Income (AMI) Limits (PDF format, 133k) The Area Median Income (AMI) is used to determine affordability levels and income eligibility for the Road Home Small Rental Property Program. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publishes the AMI tables for each family size in each parish annually and are adjusted for a specific area. The Area Median Income levels in this chart determine the 50%, 65% and 80% levels for each family size by targeted parish.

    Download 2017 Area Median Income (AMI) Limits (PDF format, 133k)

  • 2017 Maximum Rent and 2017 Area Median Income Tiers (PDF format, 238k) Rents at the 65% and 80% AMI levels serve the needs of Low Income Families. This is a HUD classification for reporting purposes. Rents at the 50% AMI level serve families who are Very Low Income. Allowable rents fluctuate with the publication of new AMI levels each year. Each property owner is not to exceed the maximum allowable rent in effect at the time the affordable unit is being leased for occupancy, even if the rent has changed since the time of their closing. There are two rent-award tables, one for rents where property owners pay utilities and one where tenants pay utilities.

    Download 2017 Maximum Rent and 2017 Area Median Income Tiers (PDF format, 238k)

  • Fact Sheet (PDF/187k): As a participant in the Small Rental Property Program, you will be required to list your property on, a free listing service that enables you to describe your property in great detail for prospective tenants.

  • Move-In Notice (PDF/26k): Participants of the Small Rental Property Program must read and understand the Move-In Notice and provide it to any tenant household that may move into their property before their award is disbursed. Tenant(s) must sign the Move-In Notice stating that he/she understands the conditions under which he/she is moving into the rental unit. After the Move-In Notice is signed by the tenant(s), the Rental program participant must ensure the signed document is received by the Rental program.

  • A Guide to Utility Allowance (PDF/326k): To keep housing affordable for low- to moderate-income households, The Road Home asks you to consider a utility allowance when selecting affordable rent levels on your application.

  • Lease Rollover Certification Form (PDF/186k): This form is required by the Small Rental Property Program to consider accepting month-to-month rollovers of the initial annual lease upon certification by the Property Owner that specific Program requirements have been met.

  • Helpful Tips for Property Owners: Properties with Vacant Units (PDF/123KB): General advice on marketing their vacant units to tenants and an overview of SRPP tenant requirements.

  • Lead Risk Assessment (PDF/98k): An overview of the Lead Risk Assessment process for the Rental program.

  • Getting Ready for Final Inspection (PDF/56k): This document contains all the maintenance and scoring items that will be inspected after a Rental program participant has completed construction and submitted a Certificate of Occupancy to the Small Rental Property Program.

  • Final Inspection Checklist (PDF/145k): Detailed description of the individual items that will be checked at final inspection for the Small Rental Property Program.

  • What Can I Do If My Property Failed Final Inspection? (PDF 47k): This document lists the options Rental program participants have if they are unable to fulfill specific construction related scoring items that they selected on their Small Rental Property Program application in order to receive priority scoring points.

  • Getting Ready for Closing (PDF/173k): This document lists all the steps a Rental program participant must complete before closing.

  • Construction Management Initiative Option Quality and Property Owner Satisfaction Guide (PDF/118k): This document describes the oversight and monitoring activities performed by the Small Rental Property Program’s Construction Management and Construction Monitoring teams to ensure adherence to program requirements for construction oversight, pricing controls, quantities and materials, quality, timeliness, workmanship and customer satisfaction of each project.

  • Post-Closing Brochure/Factsheet (PDF/307kb): This document gives an overview of property owner compliance requirements after their Small Rental Property Program closing.

  • Multiple Indebtedness Mortgage (PDF/69k): The mortgage document outlines the obligations and liabilities of the Mortgagor (the Borrower/Applicant) to the Mortgagee (the State of Louisiana, Office of Community Development “OCD”) that results from the fact that an incentive payment loan is being provided to you. Also available on legal size paper (PDF/66k)

  • Promissory Note (PDF/27k): The Promissory Note is the document that evidences the Borrower’s obligation to provide the agreed upon housing for tenants at or below 80% of median income. In ordinary circumstances a Promissory Note has an interest rate and frequently amortizes over the term of a loan. Due to the fact that the incentive payment loan has an interest rate of zero percent and is non-amortizing, the forgiveness feature is reflected in a schedule that is attached to the promissory note. The voluntary prepayment characteristics of the loan are detailed in this document. Also available on legal size paper (PDF/26k)

  • Incentive Payment Agreement (PDF/82k): The Incentive Payment Agreement specifies the responsibilities of an Applicant to provide rents at the agreed to affordable levels for up to ten years in exchange for the zero interest loan that is forgivable over a ten year period of time. The Tenant Income Verification requirements are attached as Exhibit B to the Incentive Payment Agreement, as well as the form of certification that is to be signed by the tenants that occupy the units. Also available on legal size paper (PDF/81k)

  • Clarification of Term – Linear Feet of Cabinetry (PDF/34k)

  • Guide to Estimating Your Cost to Repair (PDF/22k): The Small Rental Property Program calculates awards based on the lesser of the maximum incentive that you have selected from the tables provided in the application or 100% of the estimated cost to repair the property. Regardless of whether you have completed construction or not when you applied, the Small Rental Property Program will accept a variety of documentation to identify your cost to repair. This document explains in detail all available construction cost verification procedures required by the Small Rental Property Program.

  • Guide to Green Building Standards Overview (PDF/245k): For Rental program participants who indicated that their property would be built to one of three national green building standards (the National Association of Home Builders Silver or Gold Standards, LEED, or Green Communities Standards) this guide gives the requirements of each one, with explanatory material for the Louisiana Rebuilds Green Checklist, derived from the Green Communities Criteria.

    Additional details about green building standards can be found in the RH SRPP Guide to Green Green Building Standards & Checklist

  • Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (PDF/674k): Simple steps to protect your family from lead hazards.

  • Lead Paint Safety (PDF/1.3MB): A field guide for painting, home maintenance, and renovation work.

  • Maintaining Your Green Apartment (PDF/1.5MB): This manual is organized into six sections: saving energy, healthy house, saving water, waste recycling, lawn and food, and a resources section at the end. Each section contains a wealth of information, as well as tips on what you can easily do to save money and safeguard your health and the health of the planet.

    The Resources section at the end contains information on who to call if your apartment has a maintenance problem, where to purchase eco-friendly items mentioned in the manual, and how to locate green organizations in your area.

  • Universal Design Standard (PDF/108k): For Rental program participants who indicated that their property would be built to a Universal Design Standard, this document lists each of the mandatory, required, and recommended features that you must furnish to accommodate the widest range of potential users, including small children, the frail and elderly, people with mobility and visual impairments (disabilities), and other special needs.

  • Visit-ability Standard (PDF/74k): Visit-ability can be considered as the first step towards an accessible home, one which accommodates the widest range of potential users. For Rental program participants who indicated that their property would be built to a Visit-ability Standard, this document provides a list of the features you are required to provide.

  • Construction Warranties (PDF/237kb): For Rental Program participants in the Construction Management Initiative Option (CMIO) or the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Option (NSP3) who have questions regarding the warranty standards on their property.

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Where can I find the most recent Small Rental Operations Status Reports?

Please visit our Status Reports page to view the most recent official Operations Status Report from the Small Rental Property Program with current metrics and statistics, along with all historical status reports.

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