Inspections

Inspections are a very important part of any housing assistance program. The standards that are set by HUD and USDA ensure that your home will be in safe, decent and sanitary condition. There are two different types of inspections. Public Housing, Affordable Housing and USDA/Rural Development have inspections that follow the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) and the Housing Choice Voucher Program.s inspection follows the guideline of the Housing Quality Standards Inspection (HQS).

Each inspection type has requirements that are the Owner.s responsibility and the Tenant.s responsibility. It is important to make yourself aware of your responsibilities to ensure that the unit that you rent stays in safe, decent and sanitary condition. Inspections make certain that the unit meets the minimum standards for rental properties and that there are no health and safety concerns that could affect the participant.

Below you will find the top deficiencies that are found in each inspection type. Anytime you discover a problem in your unit, always report the problem to your landlord as a soon as possible. Prolonged deficiencies can in some cases cause a delay in housing assistance. The .A Good Place to Live. brochure is an excellent tool in providing useful information about things to look for in your unit that could be a potential problem. Proper care of the unit by the Tenant and proper maintenance by the Landlord will keep the unit in the best condition possible which means a better place to call home.

Top 25 Deficiencies in Multifamily Housing

 1

Doors

Damaged Hardware/Locks

2

Kitchen

Refrigerator - Missing/Damaged/Inoperable

3

Doors

Damaged Surface - Holes/Paint/Rusting/Glass

4

Bathroom

Lavatory Sink - Damaged/Missing

5

Walls

Missing Pieces/Holes/Spalling

6

Windows

Missing/Deteriorated Caulking/Seals/Glazing Compound

7

Walls

Damaged

8

Walls

Stained/Peeling/Needs Paint

9

Windows

Inoperable/Not Lockable

10

Smoke Detector

Missing/Inoperable

11

Outlets/Switches

Missing/Broken Cover Plates

12

Kitchen

Range/Stove - Missing/Damaged/Inoperable

13

Call-for-Aid

Inoperable

14

Bathroom

Plumbing - Leaking Faucet/Pipes

15

Roofs

Missing/Damaged Components from Downspout/Gutter

16

Walls

Peeling/Needs Paint

17

Hazards

Tripping

18

Bathroom

Shower/Tub - Damaged/Missing

19

Electrical System

GFI - Inoperable

20

Doors

Missing Door

21

Doors

Damaged/Missing Screen/Storm/Security Door

22

Emergency/Fire Exits

Emergency/Fire Exits Blocked/Unusable

23

Floors

Floor Covering Damage

24

Ceiling

Water Stains/Water Damage/Mold/Mildew

25

Infestation

Insects

 

Top 25 Deficiencies in Public Housing

 

 1

Doors

Damaged Hardware/Locks

2

Kitchen

Refrigerator - Missing/Damaged/Inoperable

3

Walls

Missing Pieces/Holes/Spalling

4

Doors

Damaged Surface - Holes/Paint/Rusting/Glass

5

Walls

Damaged

6

Walls

Peeling/Needs Paint

7

Walls

Stained/Peeling/Needs Paint

8

Windows

Inoperable/Not Lockable

9

Bathroom

Lavatory Sink - Damaged/Missing

10

Doors

Damaged/Missing Screen/Storm/Security Door

11

Kitchen

Range/Stove - Missing/Damaged/Inoperable

12

Infestation

Insects

13

Outlets/Switches

Missing/Broken Cover Plates

14

Hazards

Tripping

15

Windows

Missing/Deteriorated Caulking/Seals/Glazing Compound

16

Ceiling

Peeling/Needs Paint

17

Roofs

Missing/Damaged Components from Downspout/Gutter

18

Smoke Detector

Missing/Inoperable

19

Air Quality

Mold and/or Mildew Observed

20

Doors

Damaged Frames/ Threshold/Lintels/Trim

21

Emergency/Fire Exits

Emergency/Fire Exits Blocked/Unusable

22

Electrical System

GFI - Inoperable

23

Roofs

Damaged Soffits/Fascia

24

Bathroom

Plumbing - Leaking Faucet/Pipes

25

Bathroom

Shower/Tub - Damaged/Missing

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