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To request eligibility information from the household's landlord or apartment manager.
When to Prepare
Texas Works staff send this form directly to the landlord when the worker determines the landlord should be contacted.
Number of Copies
An original only.
Send the form with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. File the completed form on the right side of the case folder with the corresponding Form H1010-B, Application for Assistance.
Keep Form H1857 for three years from the month the form is signed by the landlord.
On the front, enter the landlord's name and address in the window space, the date the form is prepared, and the applicant's name and address. Sign the form.
The office address may be rubber-stamped.
Enter the case name and case number in the spaces provided. The head of household or responsible household member signs and dates the form in the spaces provided giving his permission for release of the requested information.
The landlord completes the rest of the form.
Note: Do not delay certification or take adverse action if the landlord fails to return this form.