All units paid for with CoC leasing or rental assistance funds must meet certain basic Housing Quality Standards (HQS) prior to expending CoC funds on that unit. All units must additionally meet state and local codes.
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CoC recipients and subrecipients are expected to screen for, disclose the existence of and take reasonable precautions regarding the presence of lead-based paint in leased or assisted units constructed prior to 1978. To learn how to identify lead-based paint, the types of deterioration and how to repair the problem, please complete HUD’s Lead Based Paint Visual Assessment Training Course.
An environmental review is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. Certain grant types are required to perform an environmental review to ensure that the project site is free from any hazardous materials that could adversely affect the health and safety of the occupants. See the CoC and ESG Environmental Review Virtual Binder for more information.