An initial inspection must take place to ensure that the unit passes Housing Quality Standards (HQS) before assistance can begin. An initial inspection is conducted once the Request for Tenancy Approval is processed. Landlords are typically notified by telephone for initial HQS inspection appointments.
If a unit fails the initial inspection, the owner may have up to 30 days to complete all repairs and call the Inspections Office to schedule a reinspection. If the unit fails the second inspection, the intended contract will be canceled and the family will be required to select another unit.