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 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 criteria. All program housing must meet the HQS performance requirements both at […]
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