TITLE 47: HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER II: ILLINOIS HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
PART 380 RENTAL HOUSING SUPPORT PROGRAM
SECTION 380.407 INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS


 

Section 380.407  Inspection Requirements

 

Before releasing Rental Assistance funds for a Unit, the LAA or its agent shall inspect the Unit and the common areas and grounds of the building in which the Unit is located, and shall certify that the Unit and the common areas and grounds of the building comply with Housing Quality Standards.  LAAs shall also make inspections of all Units, together with the common areas and grounds of the Unit's building, at least bi-annually.  In other years, LAAs shall inspect a sampling of Units to visually observe the physical condition of the Units, including appliances, doors, locks, and smoke detectors and other health and safety items.  In other years, if a Landlord receives Rental Assistance for fewer than three Units, the LAA shall perform a visual inspection of all Units; but if a Landlord is receiving Rental Assistance for three or more Units, the LAA may inspect a sample of these Units in each building in which the Units are located, but no fewer than three Units in each building.  An Agency may decide to conduct inspections of Units itself, in the manner set forth in this Section.  If an LAA or an Agency determines that one or more Units do not satisfy the Housing Quality Standards, it shall give the Landlord of the Unit or Units a period not to exceed 30 days in which to correct the deficiencies discovered in the inspection; provided, however, that if the deficiency is in an occupied Unit and poses a serious threat to the health and safety of the Tenant, the deficiency must be corrected within 72 hours.  If the deficiency is not corrected within such 72 hour period, the LAA shall use its best efforts to find a replacement Unit for the Tenant.