To ensure that all units rented by families participating in the HCV Program (Section 8) meet basic health and safety requirements, IHA will perform an initial housing inspection prior to occupancy and yearly inspections thereafter. If deficiencies are discovered during any inspection, the landlord should correct them immediately. IHA may defer rent increase, withhold payments and/or terminate the HAP Contract if deficiencies are not corrected. Special inspections, which may occur more than once a year, are any inspections that are not annually scheduled and/or are requested by the owner, tenant, IHA or HUD.
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