The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets standards for housing receiving federal assistance. The primary standards are the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) which apply to public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and Project-Based Section 8 Housing.

HOU Relocation and Case Management staff holds certifications to perform Quality Standards (HQS) inspection of resident units for Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and Moderate Rehabilitation Program compliance. This work is done on a stand-alone consulting contract or as part of a Relocation Implementation project. HOU’s ability to perform HQS inspections as part of our relocation contracts has expedited the lease-up process, and consequently, the relocation of affected households from projects slated for redevelopment.