Inspection Types

The Cheyenne Housing Authority (CHA) conducts 9 different types of Public Housing Inspections:

All Public Housing participants should review their lease for a list of items that are inspected any time an inspection is conducted. A Public Housing unit should be able to pass an inspection at any time even when an inspection is not scheduled. This could mean that there was a maintenance call placed and maintenance goes to repair the issue(s), the unit should be able to pass an inspection, if not the unit could be failed and their housing assistance may be in jeopardy.


Move-in Inspection

The CHA and the participant will do a walk through inspection at the time of the move-in. The participant will want to make note of any deficiencies that they find during this walk through. This move-in inspection will be reviewed at the time of move-out to see what damages should be assessed to the participant so this inspection should be thorough.
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Annual Inspection

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires an Annual Inspection be performed to ensure the unit is properly maintained based on HUD’s Housing Quality Standards and REAC standards. Annual Inspections for the Cheyenne Housing Authority units are scheduled dependant on the participant’s recertification date.

Inspections are scheduled within 12 months of the last HQS inspection. If the unit does not meet HQS the participant will have no more that 30 days to make the necessary repairs. Emergency items must be repaired within 24 hours. (see emergency inspection for details on items). The Cheyenne Housing Authority will automatically schedule the next inspection. If the items fail for a second time for participant issues, the CHA will begin eviction proceedings.
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Special Inspection

If the CHA receives any complaints in regards to a participant and the way they are taking care of their unit, the CHA will schedule a special inspection in order to guarantee that the participant is abiding by the lease and properly taking care of their unit.

If the inspections fails due to HQS item(s), the participant will need to repair all items within 30 days. If the next scheduled inspection fails on participant issues, the CHA will begin eviction proceedings.
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Emergency Inspection

If the unit is unsafe for occupancy due to no utilities, fire, flood, structural damage, or any other items that CHA determines to be an emergency (ex: life, health and safety items). Emergency inspections are normally arranged within one business day.

If the unit is determined to be a threat to the health and safety of the participant, the corrective action must take place within 24 hours. If the action is not immediately remedied, the participant may be allowed to move to a unit that will pass HQS.

Emergency items consist of, but are not limited to:

  • Utilities being shut-off due to non-payment of the landlord
  • No water and/or portable water
  • No hot water due to faulty water heater
  • No heat
  • No properly working smoke detectors on each floor of unit
  • Gas leak
  • Broken lock(s) on first floor doors or windows
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REAC Inspection

The CHA is subject to being selected yearly by HUD to have all of our Public Housing units inspected by a contracted employee of HUD to make sure that we are maintaining our units in a decent, safe and sanitary condition. The units selected for these inspections are picked randomly and by HUD.
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Maintenance Needs Assessment Inspection

On a yearly basis the CHA Maintenance Department performs Needs Assessment inspections. These inspections are conducted to ensure that our Public Housing units are being maintained in a decent, safe and sanitary condition. During these inspections if the Maintenance Department determines there are deficiencies, they will issue workorders to make sure that the deficiencies are taken care of. This inspection is also very helpful in deciding what priorities need to be addressed when working with the Capital Funds supplied to Housing Authorities by HUD.
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Pre Move-out Inspection

When a participant wishes to remove themselves from Public Housing or is being evicted, they have the right to have a pre move-out inspection conducted. This inspection will be conducted by the Maintenance Supervisor with the participant present. The Maintenance Supervisor will instruct the participant if there is anything that they missed while cleaning the unit. This inspection is recommended as it could cut down on move-out charges.
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Move-out Inspection

The move-out inspection is conducted by the Maintenance Supervisor. This inspection is conducted once the participant has turned in their keys. The Maintenance Supervisor will conduct this inspection to assess any tenant caused damages. If there are any tenant caused damages, they will be assessed the charges and a final bill minus the security deposit will be mailed. The tenant will be responsible for paying any damages caused. The tenant will also have an opportunity to dispute any charges assessed.
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