Otto Merida Desert Villas: Otto Merida Desert Villas is one of our Rental Assistance Demonstration Housing
HQS Housing Quality Standards
The housing unit selected by the family must meet an acceptable level of health and safety before the SNRHA
can approve the unit. When the voucher holder finds a unit that they wish to occupy and reaches an agreement
with the landlord over the lease terms, the SNRHA must inspect the dwelling and determine that the rent
requested is reasonable. SNRHA will inspect the subsidized unit annually to determine that it meets
Find out the date and timeframe of the next inspection by calling (702) 477-3100. Please be ready to
provide your social security number or your SNRHA tenant code to expedite your inquiry.
MOST COMMON HQS FAIL ITEMS
Inoperable light fixtures and improperly wired electrical outlets (reverse polarity, open ground, hot
neutral reverse, etc.)
Deteriorated and unstable paint on surfaces (peeling, cracking, chipping, etc.) in units built prior
to 1978 where children under the age of six reside or will reside
Missing, inoperable or incorrectly mounted smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Broken or inoperable windows (cracked glass panes, broken locks, drafty frames, etc.)
Exposed electrical wires/connections (light fixtures missing globes, electrical junction boxes missing
cover plates or knockout plugs, breaker boxes with open sockets, etc)
Broken/faulty door locks and drafty doors
Cutting hazards, including protruding sharp nails pipes/metals objects with jagged edges, deteriorated
sheet metal, cracked glass blocks on windows,etc.
Gaps/holes around heating system flue pipes and gas utility not in service
Evidence of rodent and/or bug infestation
Holes and large gaps (more than a quarter inch) on walls/ceilings/floors of living space areas
For additional information about HQS Owner and Participant obligations see HQS Information.