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Minimum Property Standard to Be Met

The table below outlines the Activity and Minimum Property Standard to be met. 

Activity

Minimum Property Standard to be Met

Tenant-Based Rental Asistance

Section 8 HQS.

Acquisition of Existing Housing (no rehabilitation or construction)

Applicable state or local housing quality standards and code requirements.
If no local standards/codes apply, Section 8 HQS.

Rehabilitation of Housing

Local written rehabilitation standards and state and local code requirements.

If no local codes apply, one of the following national model codes:

  • Uniform Building Code (ICBO)
  • National Building Code (BOCA)
  • Standard Building Code (SBCCI)
  • Council of American Building Officials one- or two-family code (CABO)
  • Minimum Property Standards* at 24 CFR 200.925 or 200.926 (FHA)
  • Handicapped accessibility requirements, where applicable.

New Construction of Housing

State and local code requirements.

If no state and local codes apply, one of the following national model codes:

  • Uniform Building Code (ICBO)
  • National Building Code (BOCA)
  • Standard Building Code (SBCCI)
  • Council of American Building Officials one- or two-family code (CABO)
  • Minimum Property Standards* (FHA) at 24 CFR 200.925 (for multi-family) or 200.926 (for one- and two-unit dwellings).
  • Model Energy Code.
  • Handicapped accessibility requirements, where applicable.
  • New construction of rental housing must meet site and neighborhood standards at 24 CFR 893.6(b).

*Note: PJs using MPS may rely on inspections performed by a qualified person.