How long does a Public Housing Authority take to approve a unit for Housing Choice Voucher tenancy?

Answer

In Chapter 10 of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) advises that Housing Quality Standards inspections should be completed and tenants notified within 15 days of the Request for Tenancy Approval (RTA).

The 15-day deadline is required for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) responsible for 1,250 housing choice vouchers or fewer. There is no requirement for PHAs managing more than 1,250 vouchers.

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