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.
Related Notices and GuidanceThere are no pending notices or guidance at this time.
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