Inspection Workshop Brown Bag Presentation from 7/18/2014

July 18, 2014
Welcome &
CMHA Inspection Checklist
•Where to find it
•Follow the link to the HQS Inspection Checklist
•This is a mandatory HUD form
Program Violations
Emergency Violations List
• A smoke detector that is missing, not working or not loud
• Kitchen range burners that do not ignite when the control knobs
are turned to the “light” position without the use of an outside
fire source.
• A hazardous gas hook-up for a kitchen range, as evidenced by a
strong gas smell.
• No water
Emergency Violations List cont…
• No electricity
• Sewer back-up
• No Heat (during the period from October 15th to April
• Gas leak
• Unit not secure, including unlockable windows at a
height within six feet of ground level and/or unit entry
doors with missing or broken locks.
• Anything deemed life-threatening
Emergency Violations
Day 1
• HCVP receives notification and contacts the landlord and tenant,
landlord will receive notice of violations and an HCVP inspector
will return the next day. If the next day is a weekend both
parties will be contacted by phone and a physical inspection will
be conducted the next business day.
Day 2
• If violations are not corrected, the HAP will be abated, owner
will have 14 days to make repairs. If repairs are completed before
the re-inspection date, landlords should send a self-certification
through the Landlord Portal, by selecting the Inspection
Department’s email box.
(Remember: After abatement landlords will only receive money
from the date the unit came into compliance)
Emergency Violations Timeline cont…
Final Re-Inspection
• HCVP Inspector will conduct final re-inspection 14
days after the 2nd failed inspection. If the unit does
not pass, the contract will be cancelled. If the
landlord is the responsible party, they may be listed
on the ineligible vendors list.
Emergency Violations continued…
If the items are deemed tenant responsibility and repairs
are not corrected by the next day, the tenant will be
proposed for termination with the possibility of
permanently losing their subsidy.
HQS Acceptability Requirements
• Units with windows that are designed to be open must be
operable and must have screens and storms on all exterior
windows of the unit, unless the unit is located in a building
that has a total HVAC system and does not require windows
that can be opened for fresh air.
HQS Acceptability Req. cont…
• If a clothes dryer is present in a dwelling unit, the dryer
must be vented to the outside of the unit.
• The dwelling unit must have storm doors on exterior
entrance doors to the unit. Exceptions may be made for
multi-family units and historical preservation.
HQS Acceptability Req. cont…
• Sanitary/Lavatory facilities must be in a separate, private room;
must have a
 Toilet and a fixed wash basin, both in working condition
 A shower or tub and cold and hot running water
 Utilize a public or private disposal system
 Means of ventilation
 Located such that access does not have to be solely through a bedroom.
HQS Acceptability Req. cont…
• Exterior doors must be lockable with a turn style deadbolt on the
• Dwelling units must have working downspouts, and working
gutters if present.
• NO defective paint, i.e. chipping, peeling, damaged paint regardless
if a child under 6yrs old is present in the home or not.
Inspecting Garages
Single Family Units:
The interior and exterior condition of a
stand-alone garage will be inspected, regardless of whether the
tenant has access into the garage.
Inspecting Garages cont.
Multifamily Units:
• Inspection of the garage interior will take place when the tenant
has access only. We would verify this with the property owner or
participant. If they have access and it’s just one large garage we
inspect the entire interior area. When each tenant has their own
individual garage we only inspect the one that the tenant uses.
• For high rises with a parking garage inspect the path the tenant
takes as well as the area that is assigned for the vehicle. Look for
any potential hazards that may threaten the health and safety of
the tenant, for example: exposed wires or any electrical hazard,
tripping hazards, cutting hazards, door systems are working
properly, walls and ceiling not in danger of collapsing, etc.
Metro Inspection, LLC
Annual Inspection
Initial Inspections: Timeline
On behalf of CMHA, Metro Inspection LLC will be scheduling and
conducting ANNUAL Housing Quality Standard (HQS) inspections for
properties currently under contract.
This will also include:
Quality control inspections
All annual inspections for CMHA-owned properties
Annual Inspections: Timeline
1st Inspection
• Inspector will direct landlord to the Landlord Portal for results.
The landlord will be given 30 days to correct violations.
2nd Inspection, 30 Days after 1st inspection
• If all violations are not corrected , HAP will be abated on the 1st
day of the following month.
3rd Inspection, 30 Days after 2nd inspection
• Final inspection, if all violations are not corrected, the HAP
contract will be cancelled at the end of the month.
The 3 R’s
LEAD LAW: Citation
Lead Law, continued…
 Owner has 10 days from initial move-in inspection or 29 days from
an annual inspection to provide proper documentation.
Meeting lead-based paint requirements is located at
All other inspections violations must be corrected during this time
Lead Law, continued…
Documentation must be emailed to
or hand delivered to the
HCVP office at 8120 Kinsman Rd, Resource
Room #107
Weather Deferral
Annual Inspection:
Weather deferrals are
ACCEPTED through HCVP or
the City. All items must be
corrected during the
extended time given and the
unit must pass the inspection
or the unit goes into
abatement at the 1 st weather
deferred inspection.
Initial/Movers Inspection:
Even if the City provides a
landlord with a weather
deferral, HCVP cannot go
under contract until all items
are corrected.
Building Quality Rating
Excellent Rating:
 If building was constructed NEW 2009 or later
Building Quality Rating continued…
Above Average Rating:
 If the building was constructed new 2005-2009 OR if
the building was substantially rehabbed 2009-2013.
 With at least a comprehensive kitchen and bathroom
renovation (cabinets, wiring, floors, and appliances).
 Inspectors must have a copy of all pertinent work
receipts and permits to justify qualifications for the
unit condition.
Building Quality Rating continued…
• Work receipts and permits must be shown at the time
of the inspection.
• Credit will not be given without the APPROVAL of the
Inspections Manager.
• Once approved, the unit’s Quality Rating can be
• For the Building Quality Rating criteria, please visit
Resolving Municipal Requirements
Contact the building department in the municipality your unit is in, to
receive information on all paperwork, fees, and inspections that the
city may require for a unit to qualify as a rental property.
Remember: If your unit is not in compliance with
the City, the unit is not in compliance with the
City Extensions and Deferrals
• Always communicate and provide proper documentation
when given an extension or deferral for weather or major
• The paperwork should always be mailed to HCVP; email via
the Landlord Portal by selecting the Inspection Department
email box.
Extensions for Re-Inspections
• All extension requests should be sent through the
Landlord Portal,, if
assistance is needed, call 216-431-1471.
• Request must be made 5 days prior to the
re-inspection date.
Resource Room
Available M-F 8am-5pm
Ask General questions
Landlord Portal
• Change owner’s personal information
• View all inspection results within 48hrs
• Obtain detailed list and photos of failed items
• View all HAP payments
• View changes to the tenant’s rent portion
Landlord Portal continued
• Link to ALL publications, forms, and newsletters
• Submit inquiries
• Submit extension request
• Sign up for Email Blast and text message notifications

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