HQS Inspections

Housing Quality Standards Inspections

All units in the Section 8 programs must pass a HUD required inspection: housing quality standards inspection. Payments cannot be made for units that do not pass the inspection. The following items are some common items checked in the inspection:

  • Electricity, plumbing
  • Security, smoke detectors, fire exits
  • Windows, doors, handrails
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, lead based paint
  • Stove, range, refrigerator, sink
  • Toilet, tub, shower, sink, ventilation
  • Heater, water heater, sewer, trash removal
  • Roof, foundation, gutters
  • Interior air quality

From HUD, the HQS Inspection Booklet:
Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection Booklet

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