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Landlord Inspections

NEW INSPECTION PROCEDURES

Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) has outsourced Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Housing Quality Standards (HQS) annual inspections. Housing Inspectors employed by McCright and Associates will perform annual HQS inspections beginning September 1, 2021. DHA inspectors will not conduct annual HQS inspections. DHA inspectors will conduct initial inspections, special inspections, and quality control inspections.


Move-In Inspections

Move-in inspections will be conducted by a DHA Inspector as long as the tenant has not moved into the unit. The inspector will contact the owner the day before the inspection and prior to entering the unit, to confirm that the owner, manager, or representative to be present during the inspection is not experiencing flu-like symptoms. The inspection will be rescheduled if the owner, manager, or representative is not well.

Families transferring to new units and families porting to DHA's jurisdiction must not move into the unit before the unit passes the initial inspection. Move-in inspections will be conducted as long as the tenant has not moved into the unit. The inspector will contact the owner the day before the inspection and prior to entering the unit, to confirm that the owner, manager, or representative to be present during the inspection is not experiencing flu-like symptoms. The inspection will be rescheduled if the owner, manager, or representative is not well.


Click here for HQS Self-Inspection Checklist