HQS inspections are required by HUD and the MHA. Inspections ensure minimum housing quality standards are met for all apartments that are subsidized under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. MHA currently contracts a third party inspection company McCright and Associates to complete all HQS inspections.
Initial Inspection: New units must pass inspection before MHA can approve a move-in or enter into a HAP contract.
Annual or Biennial Inspection: All apartments are required to be completed and pass inspection. Inspections can be every year or every other year depending on the last inspection.
Special or Complaint Inspection: This type of inspection can be requested by the landlord or tenant.
Quality Control Inspection (QC): This type of inspection is done to verify the inspection company is accurately inspecting apartments. These inspections are randomly selected each month for re-inspection by a QC inspector.