When a family selects a housing unit it must pass a South Shore Housing Quality Inspection prior to the family signing a lease and occupying the unit. The family must sign a lease with the property owner for at least one year. After the initial one-year lease the tenant or property owner may provide a 30 calendar day notice to terminate the lease. A property owner may require a security deposit from the tenant but it cannot exceed one month's contract rent.
Families are expected to comply with the landlords lease and South Shore Housing's program requirements, pay their share of the rent on time, maintain the unit in a clean and sanitary condition and notify South Shore Housing of any changes in family income or composition. For more information on program requirements go to Printable Documents on this page, click on Tenant Documents, then click on Family Obligations.