Submit a Claim Electronically

Special Claims should be submitted electronically to our email for S8CA Special Claims.

THDA Resources

The THDA Special Claims Checklists are fillable or they can be filled out by hand. One checklist per unit is required when submitting the Special Claim request.

Please click on the link below for the appropriate checklist you need.

HUD Resources

HUDClips for HUD Forms, Handbooks, and Guidebooks

Section 8 Contract Administration - Special Claims

A special claim is a request by a property owner for reimbursement of losses due to vacancy, tenant damages, or unpaid rent that exceed the limited security deposits allowed by HUD to be collected by the owner. The following types of special claims are processed by THDA:

  • Vacancy Claim - A special claim to assist owners who have sustained a loss of rental income on vacant units for circumstances beyond their control.
  • Damages Claim - A special claim to assist owners who have sustained unnecessary expenses due to extraordinary tenant damage to a vacated unit beyond normal wear and tear.
  • Unpaid Rent Claim - A special claim to assist owners who have sustained a loss of rental income on vacated units due to the tenant not paying the full amount of rent due under the lease.

The following types of special claims must be processed by HUD:

  • Rent-Up Claim - A special claim to assist owners of newly subsidized properties who have sustained a loss of rental income on un-leased units during the initial lease-up period.
  • Debt Service Claim - A special claim to assist owners who have sustained a loss of rental income that resulted in the owner’s inability to meet their financial obligations on their FHA-Insured or HUD-Held mortgage loan.