What if I am an Applicant and Need Section 8 Housing?
If you are applying with a Section 8 housing voucher, you will need to apply in the same manner as any conventional tenant. The application submission is only one part of the entire process that must be completed before the property will be reserved. Upon completion of verification of the information submitted, the applicant must submit the Earnest Money before Tandem will proceed with the remaining steps. The property is not considered reserved and the earnest money is not deposited UNTIL the tenancy has been approved AND the lease has been approved AND the unit has passed inspection. Once all three items have been approved, the earnest money will be deposited and the property is reserved. At any time while waiting on inspections and approvals from Section 8, another applicant may apply and submit earnest money, sign a lease, and reserve the property. If someone else completes their application process and secures the property, the earnest money from the Section 8 applicant will be refunded in full.
DO NOT GIVE NOTICE OF YOUR MOVE TO YOUR CURRENT SECTION 8 HOUSING PROVIDER UNTIL THE PROCESS IS COMPLETED AND THE APPLICATION, PROPERTY, AND LEASE HAVE BEEN APPROVED.