HCVP Housing Quality
Standards Notice


Changes To Housing Quality Standards Physical Inspections

In 2016 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development revised their regulations to allow Housing Quality Standards (HQS) to be conducted on a biennial basis (every 2 years).

To help streamline the inspection process, effective July 1, 2020, the MCHA will implement a system that conducts HQS inspections of currently leased units every other year.

Units with inspections scheduled in even months (August, October etc) will be inspected in even years 2020, 2022, etc. Units with inspections scheduled in odd months (July, September, etc) will be inspected in odd years, 2021, 2023, etc.

The MCHA will continue to conduct HQS inspections when a unit joins the HCVP and when there is an emergency condition or complaint from a:

  • Tenant;
  • Landlord or;
  • Neighbor

Again, the intent of this change is to help streamline the inspection process. All emergency and compliant related inspections will continue to be conducted upon request. To request an emergency or complaint inspection please contact Ms. Patti Stroman at or 610-275-5720, x327.

Please contact the MCHA’s HCVP Director, Lynda Haley at or 610-275-5720, x307 with any questions.