Metro Housing|Boston inspectors conduct an HQS (Housing Quality Standards) inspection. The inspector will rate each apartment utilizing a grading system.
All new apartment rents must be approved by the Metro Housing|Boston market analyst. Rent offers are determined based on the apartment grade that is given by the inspector (Step 1 above). Metro Housing|Boston payment standard amounts are maximum rents only and do not necessarily represent the rent that will be offered. Please note: Tenants are not authorized to offer rent amounts to property owners. Final contract amounts will be determined by the market analyst only.
Market analyst approves or denies requested rent amount. Property owner accepts or declines offer. Please note: The prospective tenant’s voucher amount is not necessarily the amount that the rent will be approved for. Again, tenants are not authorized to offer rent amounts to property owners.