Housing Quality Standards, Inspection & Rent Reasonableness
HUD regulations require that all housing rented under the HCV program meet HUD’s basic standards for decency, safety and sanitation, therefore, HPHA must conduct a unit inspection to determine that the rental unit meets HQS and any additional standards instituted by HPHA before the family may move into the rental unit. Property owners who rent units to families who have a Housing Choice Voucher may not charge the voucher holders more rent than is charged to other tenants in the same building or for similar rental units. Additionally, the property owner may not charge more rent than other property owners charge for similar rental units in the area. HPHA will determine if the rent being charged is reasonable.