Housing Quality

HUD Housing Quality Standards
In order to protect the health and safety of the tenants, HUD has established standards for determining whether a unit is decent, safe, and sanitary. The Waterloo Housing Authority inspects each unit before it is put under a housing assistance payment contract and an annual inspection is required to assure that the unit meets Housing Quality Standards (HQS). HUD publishes payment standards each year.
The following is a list of items the housing inspector will check when an inspection is made. It is recommended that you review this list and conduct your own inspection prior to our visit:
This checklist is only a guide. For complete information, consult the City of Waterloo’s Code of Ordinances.

Kitchen

Security:

Windows:

Baths:

Mechanical:

Fire extinguishers:

Smoke detectors:

Sleeping areas:

Lighting:

Walkways:

Exits:

Structural:

Sanitation:

Accessory structures: