The rights and responsibilities of an owner, under Section 8, are basically the same as they are in the private market.
Screens and selects the tenant (the Housing Authority does not screen for tenant suitability)
Collects family portion of the rent.
Deals directly with the tenant family and may evict them for cause.
Maintains the unit and makes necessary repairs, including installation of any required dead bolts and smoke detectors.
Pays utilities and other services unless they are paid by the tenant.
Complies with Fair Housing laws and state laws governing tenant/landlord relations.
The rent will depend on the local market for units with similar amenities and will be subject to a rent reasonableness test by the Housing Authority. Also, the tenant family is prohibited from paying more than 40% of their income toward their portion of the rent.