Housing Quality Standards (HQS) – #400.2


An intensive, one-day class with a certification exam focusing on HQS basics for inspectors. The course focuses on performance, measures, acceptability criteria, inspection procedures, and lead based paint requirements. Elective course for Housing Choice Voucher certification programs.


  • Overview
  • HQS Performance Requirements
  • Acceptability Criteria
  • HQS and Local Codes
  • Inspection Procedures
  • Use of HQS Forms
  • General Requirements
  • Electricity and Hazards
  • Security
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Exteriors
  • Heating and Plumbing
  • General Health and Safety
  • Lead Based Paint Rules/Requirements


CRISTI LAJEUNESSE began working with the Public Housing and Section 8 housing programs in 1996. In 2002 she was hired as Executive Director of the Kenedy Housing Authority, in 2006, Executive Director of the Karnes City Housing Authority and since has acquired management of Three Rivers, Smiley, Hallettsville, Nixon, Falls City, Yoakum and Schertz Housing Authorities. She manages Low Rent Public Housing and Section 8 programs and is well versed in the rules and regulations governing both programs. In 1999, Cristi began consulting for other housing authorities assisting them with the transition to the new HUD reporting systems. She continues to assist with Agency Plans, PIC submissions, Low Rent and Section 8 program policy and regulations. Cristi is a Certified Public Housing Manager, Executive Section 8 Manager, Senior Public Housing Manager, Texas Certified Occupancy Professional/Public Housing, and Texas Certified Housing Administrator/Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher. Cristi joined the THA training team in summer of 2009.