Process for Inspection
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Effective March 25, 2019, McCright & Associates will be conducting all HQS inspections for the Daytona Beach Housing Authority (DBHA).
The following changes are forthcoming with this new process:
- McCright will be the point of contact for conducting/scheduling HQS Inspections
- McCright will contact you to schedule/confirm annual inspection appointments
- Initial and special inspection requests will need to be processed by the housing authority and conducted by McCright
- You will be able to view inspection results via a web portal
DBHA will continue to resolve issues regarding HAP payments, the HAP contracting process or abatements within the HCV Department. We look forward to providing great customer service to you throughout the HQS inspection process.
Landlords, you can check the status of your inspections with your event ID at results.mccright.com/webportal/. Your event ID is located on the confirmation of your inspection. Each inspection type will have one event ID.
Housing Quality Standards
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program regulations at 24 CFR Part 982 set forth basic housing quality standards (HQS) which all units must meet before assistance can be paid on behalf of a family and at least annually throughout the term of the assisted tenancy. HQS define “standard housing” and establish the minimum criteria for the health and safety of program participants. Current HQS regulations consist of 13 key aspects of housing quality, performance requirements, and acceptability criteria to meet each performance requirement. HQS includes requirements for all housing types, including single and multi-family dwelling units, as well as specific requirements for special housing types such as manufactured homes, congregate housing, single room occupancy, shared housing, and group residences.
The 13 key aspects of housing quality covered by the HQS include:
- Sanitary facilities;
- Food preparation and refuse
- Space and security;
- Thermal environment;
- Illumination and electricity;
- Structure and materials;
- Interior air quality;
- Water supply;
- Lead-based paint;
- Site and neighborhood;
- Sanitary condition;
When do HQS inspections occur?
HQS inspections come in three different varieties. Initial Inspections occur when a voucher holder indicates to their PHA that they desire to lease a specific housing unit. The unit must pass the initial inspection before the execution of the assisted lease and housing assistance payments (HAP) contract and the initiation of payments. Annual Inspections occur once a year on housing units that are currently under lease by an HCV participant family. Annual inspections ensure that HCV housing units continue to meet HQS throughout the tenancy of the HCV participant family. Special Inspections may be complaint inspections or quality control inspections. Complaint inspections occur when a tenant, owner, or member of the public complains about the condition of an HCV housing unit. Quality control inspections examine a sample of housing units within a given PHA’s jurisdiction each year and occur throughout the year.
HUD Inspection Checklist: Please review the inspection checklist that HUD uses to review HQS inspections, see the below link