In order for a unit to pass inspection, it must meet certain requirements (Housing Quality Standards or HQS) established by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to guarantee a basic level of health and safety for all units leased under the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). The list below includes only those items which most commonly cause a unit to fail an inspection. This list DOES NOT include all requirements necessary to pass an inspection. Please inspect the unit BEFORE requesting an inspection to avoid any delays in the beginning date of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract. NO CONTRACTS will be made prior to a unit passing an initial inspection.