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HCV Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Master Book

HCV Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Master Book

Maintain or improve your agency’s SEMAP scores by ensuring that inspectors and housing staff thoroughly understand the required Housing Quality Standards (HQS) essentials. In addition to having been recently updated to include HQS frequently asked questions, the HQS Master Book provides detailed information on:

  • General room standards
  • Kitchens and bathrooms
  • Electricity and plumbing
  • Security
  • General health and safety
  • Exteriors
  • Lead-based paint

As an indispensable reference tool for inspectors and housing authorities alike, the NMA HCV Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Master Book also contains chapters on rent reasonableness, monitoring HQS inspections, and special claims. A revision service is available to ensure the book stays up to date.

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Do you have the most current version of this Master Book? 

Below are the issue dates for the previous revisions to the HQS Master Book:

2020: For 2020, the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Master Book has been brought current with all recent HUD requirements and guidance, including the following:

  • Changes regarding rent reasonableness requirements set forth in Notice PIH 2020-19
  • Other minor modifications for clarity, ease-of-reading, and to bring the content current with recent changes in requirements and guidance

You must purchase a NMA Master Book in order to subscribe to the accompanying revision service. We can initiate a revision service as long as you purchase that revision service before a new revision has been issued. After a new revision is issued, you can initiate (or reinstate) for $189 plus a $75 reinstatement fee.

Save 10% When You Order the Master Book and Revision Service Together

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