A landlord should love to hear that you have 6 months paid up rent. But every landlord is different and each will have their own thoughts, just start calling and discussing everything with the homes you are interested in.... more
You are correct, but it's not just the voucher holders that have given the Program a bad name, it is also the strict requirements and unwillingness of the Program administration to hear much less understand reason. At least that is the circumstance which I have come to know in my area.
But, a good thing the program is now allowing is that Owners do not have to have their homes approved prior to having a Voucher holder look at the home. You, as a voucher holder, can initiate the process and bring Owners into the Program. So you will have the ability to sell yourself and then the program, which will ultimately pay a market rental rate based on other homes in the area.