MTW Expansion Training

5: Meet Housing Quality Standard Requirements

Requirement

MTW agencies must ensure that all housing assisted under the MTW demonstration meets Housing Quality Standards (HQS) or other standards for housing integrity approved by the Secretary.

Assessment

Requirements for assessing compliance with this requirement vary by program.

Any adjustments to standards, protocols, and processes that are implemented nationwide through National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) will apply to MTW Agencies.

Public Housing The MTW agency must achieve a score — weighted by development — of at least 60 percent on its housing physical inspection scores.
HCV Program The MTW agency must certify in the MTW Supplement submission that it has fulfilled its responsibilities to comply with and ensure enforcement of HQS as provided in 24 CFR 982.401.
Local, Non-Traditional Programs The MTW agency must certify in the MTW Supplement submission that local, non-traditional units meet HQS as provided in 24 CFR 982.401.