Landlord relationships literally open doors for our clients.

Landlord Partnership Program

By providing the housing inventory to individuals and families moving out of homelessness, our landlord partners –  including individual private owners, larger developers and property management groups – are critical partners in our mission to end homelessness.  Our Housing staff works directly with landlords to keep units filled and provide support with tenant management. The relationships we build with our landlord partners are equally as important to us as those we build with our clients.

Partnership Benefits

Guaranteed Timely Rent Payments

Many of our clients are on long-term programs for which Homeward Bound pays all or the majority of the rent. Short-term programs offer tiered support to clients who are set up for success in managing rent payments on their own.

Financial Incentives For landlords
  • Double security deposits (equal to 2 months’ rent for a 12-month lease)
  • Risk mitigation funds to cover some damages incurred during tenancy or post-move out that may exceed the double security deposit
A Waiting List To Fill Vacant Units

We have clients waiting on housing which decreases the days a unit is vacant.  Our support can speed up the leasing process and avoid the hassle of advertising online.

Housing Quality Standards Inspections

Housing Specialists conduct an initial Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection at move-in and repeat this annually. In addition to these formal inspections, housing staff will visit all units quarterly to proactively identify and address any tenant issues, unit maintenance needs, or lease violations.

Case Management For Tenants

Tenants receive ongoing case management focused on housing stability. Case Managers will train and support clients in cultivating positive relationships with landlords and neighbors, financial management and timely rent payments, housekeeping, and accessing other community resources as needed.

Housing Team Support For Landlords

Our Housing team includes a Housing Placement Manager and four Housing specialists who are available for landlords to contact with any issues or concerns. Housing Specialists will communicate landlord feedback to tenants and case managers, who will work together on identifying solutions. Plus, if one of our client’s moves out of a unit, Homeward Bound ensures that the unit is empty of belongings and cleaned before returning keys to the landlord.

Be the Key

Become a landlord partner.

We need partners like you.

If you have have units available to rent at a Fair Market Rate in Asheville or Buncombe County and are willing to be flexible with tenants that have rental barriers including credit issues, a past eviction and/or criminal background, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm:
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