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    Measure Overview

    # Performance Measure Strategic Plan Goal Business Strategy

    Complete Housing Quality Standard (HQS) annual inspections (%)

    Government AccountabilityCommunity Health Increased Efficiency

    Why is this measure important?

    Program participant and landlord are responsible to maintain quality standards:

    The HQS (Housing Quality Standards) Inspection is a service for housing authorities to insure participants who receive HUD (Housing & Urban Development) based subsidies are living in safe, decent and sanitary housing. Per the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development § 582.305 (a) Housing Quality Standards: "Before any assistance will be provided on behalf of a participant we must physically inspect each unit to assure that the unit meets the HQS. Assistance will not be provided for units that fail to meet the HQS, unless the owner corrects any deficiencies within 30 days from the date of the inspection and the recipient verifies that all deficiencies have been corrected." 

    Where does the data come from?

    HUD & Emphasys, housing software system exclusive to housing authority; Run report

    How is the measure calculated?

    Initial inspection when lease initiated with the program participant and the landlord; “Annual” or “Biennial” inspections to ensure the units are being maintained in accordance to HQS standards

    Who to contact if you have questions?

    Patrick Pearson

    Additional Information

    Lease dates - we have 3,000 program participants.


    FY19 Target


    % of inspections

    FY20 Target


    % of inspections

    Trend Analysis

    On Target

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