Dear HCV Landlords and Program Participants,

Recently, the worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created some serious challenges for everyone; and the D/FW area is also experiencing cases of the COVID-19 virus. We want to reassure you that we are taking the necessary precautions to mitigate against and proactively address the threat of the Coronavirus. Our highest priority is to place the care, health and safety of our clients and staff as our primary objective.

Effective on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Grand Prairie Housing Inspectors conducting your Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections will do so by SKYPE and/or FACETIME, and will be dependent upon you for assistance. The Inspector assigned to conduct your inspection will contact you to set up an appointment, and discuss and confirm with you which method of communication will be used to complete your inspection. Upon completion of the inspection process your inspection report will be processed through our normal procedures, and the process will continue as it would if an onsite inspection was made

At a time when many agencies have suspended inspections all together, we are implementing this process to safeguard your health and that of our inspectors; while continuing to conduct business as usual. Your cooperation in this process will allow us to do just that while maintaining all of the safety procedures recommended by the CDC, and maintain compliance with the protocols established for and by this National Emergency.

We thank you for your cooperation as we begin this process and look forward to working with you through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sincerely,

William A. Hills, Director

Grand Prairie Housing and Neighborhood Services