Units must meet our Housing Quality Standard (HQS). CHA conducts several types of HQS inspections.
Initial HQS Inspection: Every unit must pass an Initial HQS Inspection before it can be leased to a family in the Section 8 program.
Annual HQS Inspection: Units leased in the Section 8 program are inspected annually to confirm they continue to meet HQS.
Special Inspection: A Special Inspection can be done for problems that happen in between Annual Inspections.
Quality Control Inspection: HUD requires that a sample of units be re-inspected by a supervisor or other qualified individual to ensure that HQS are being enforces correctly and uniformly by all inspectors.