CHA is planning several changes to its inspection practices that aim to reward owners with high-quality housing units while creating consequences for owners who have chronic difficulty in maintaining their units to an acceptable standard.
With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program helps low-income households choose and pay for quality housing in the private market by paying a portion of their rent.
As explained in CHA’s HCV Program Administrative Plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that all units subsidized under the Housing Choice Voucher Program meet a minimum standard of health and safety rules called Housing Quality Standards (HQS). To ensure compliance, CHA or its contractors must inspect any unit a Voucher Holder wants to rent before they move in and as required thereafter.
Property owners can manage their account online. Submit documents, track moves, review inspection appointments and results, download payment statements and tax forms, and more.
Project-based assistance is different in that you must live in a specific building in order to receive help in paying your rent. Initially you must live in the designated building to receive rental assistance, but after one year of occupancy, you may be eligible to receive a tenant-based voucher if funding is available.
Owners can market their property to Voucher Holders by registering it in the CHA’s online database or listing it at any of the HCV Program Regional Offices. To ensure your property is marketed to the largest audience, it is best to register it online and at all Regional Office locations.
You can now find out the date and timeframe of your next inspection on this website or through an automated call system or text message. All you need is your Inspection ID.
You do NOT need to pay for initial inspections, annual inspections, and emergency inspections.
Download all the forms and documents that HCV owners need.