What are the basic requirements for the unit?
The unit must meet the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection. This inspection will be conducted by a HQS Inspector who works for the Portland Housing Authority.

The rent the landlord is asking for must be a reasonable and affordable. This will be determined by the Housing Officer assigned to the voucher-holder (the name of the Housing Officer is on the voucher). The family cannot pay more than 40% of their household income for housing costs, including any utilities that they are responsible for.

For more information on the Housing Quality Standards, please visit the HUD website.

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1. Who provides the funding for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program?
2. How does the program work?
3. What are the basic requirements for the unit?
4. What are the landlord's obligations?
5. How can a landlord make a unit available?