Kris Marie GRI CBR SRES
Keller Williams Realty PP
Here's a little more about the inspection criteria. Was your home built recently? If so and it has no interior damage or was not maintained or repaired if purchased in an "as is" condition (like some homes purchased as short sales or auction properties), you will likely pass inspection. Are all the screens on the windows, all switch and plate covers on electrical outlets, any holes in walls not repaired, etc? Do all doors open in and out correctly? Is all plumbing in good working order and finally, is the house up to current building codes and not behind in HOA dues, etc? If your home is "rent ready" (in an otherwise clean, fire preventive and code managed order), you should not be overly concerned about passing. Whatever is not passable (say two screens were missing from the windows, there was peeling paint on the front porch and the front door lock was not secured properly), the inspector would let you know what needs to be repaired and give you an appropriate window of time to correct the items.
I find some of the answers as to how long it could take to be a bit derogatory in stance since you are not asking to be a Section 8 landlord by default of applying to become one, BUT have someone who has Section 8 tenancy approval, which the process is a bit different. Obviously the preference goes to getting people INTO homes who have received their Section 8 certificate. If they are able to find a home NOT listed on the already approved homeowners willing to rent to them under current provision, they are ENTITLED to find an owner whose home fits the criteria mentioned above.
Obviously I can't list all the criteria, but a link was offered below so that'd be a step in the right direction. Another is to contact the program itself through Housing and Urban Development which is just East of Downtown Phoenix on Washington or Jefferson (I forget which and I believe between 9th Street and 12th Street). Hope this answer helps so you don't get the impression it's a never ending cycle to deal.
Also don't forget you are permitted to visit your rental on an annual basis with proper notification. I would advise you take advantage of this to insure the property is being well cared for from a rental standpoint. Such tenants do provide a consistent income to the landlord while the program helps to assist them by providing a stable and cost manageable existence which can go for a few to several years depending on their personal situation. So it's good to have the opportunity to evaluate the overall impact of long term tenancy in maintaining your rental unit that you would ordinarily receive leasing on an annual basis at move out inspection.
~Flight of the Phoenix