Lead-Based Paint Performance Requirement: The Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 4821-4846), the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4851-4856), and implementing regulations at part 35, subparts A, B, M, and R of this title apply to units assisted under this part
Interior Air Quality Performance Requirement: The dwelling unit must be free of pollutants in the air at levels that threaten the health of the occupants Interior Air Quality Acceptability Criteria: The dwelling unit must be free from dangerous levels of air pollution from carbon monoxide, sewer gas, fuel gas, dust, and other harmful pollutants There […]
Illumination and Electricity Performance Requirement: Each room must have adequate natural or artificial illumination to permit normal indoor activities and to support the health and safety of occupants. The dwelling unit must have sufficient electrical sources so occupants can use essential electrical appliances. The electrical fixtures and wiring must ensure safety from fire Illumination and […]
Food Preparation Performance Requirements: The dwelling unit must have suitable space and equipment to store, prepare, and serve foods in a sanitary manner There must be adequate facilities and services for the sanitary disposal of food wastes and refuse, including facilities for temporary storage where necessary (e.g, garbage cans) Food Preparation Acceptability Criteria: The dwelling […]
Access Performance Requirement The dwelling unit must be able to be used and maintained without unauthorized use of other private properties. The building must provide an alternate means of exit in case of fire (such as fire stairs or egress through windows).
Standards Inspection Notice NSPIRE – the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate Important Notice Regarding HQS Inspections for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Guidance Related to Electrical Outlets Housing Quality Standards (HQS) The Housing Quality Standards (HQS) consist of performance requirements and acceptability criteria or HUD approved variations in the acceptability […]