Unit Quality & Rent Reasonableness
HUD requires Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) to determine the quality of a unit as part of the Rent Reasonableness process. HAC’s inspectors, as part of the HUD Housing Quality Standards initial inspection of a unit, will conduct a subjective, unbiased evaluation of the unit and assign it a grade. This grade is used to determine the contract rent. Following is a generalized version of the grading criteria HAC uses to determine a unit’s quality. Not every unit fits every grading point. These are just some of the considerations each inspector weighs in determining the quality.