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HUD Properties Health & Safety Issues
Section 8 Project-Based Assistance / Health & Safety Issues
The HCA 1.800.453.5511 poster is available in the following languages:
English 2010 version (file size 178 k)
Korean (file size 109 k)
Russian (file size 134 k)
Spanish (file size 124 k)
Vietnamese (file size 121 k)
Posters: Learn about Bedbugs
​Bedbug Poster - English
Bedbug Poster - Spanish

If you are aware of any health and safety issues at your HUD project-based subsidized property, which is in the HUD Contract Administration (HCA) portfolio, please call 1.800.453.5511 (Monday through Friday), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Section 8 Property Monitored List
HCA staff will respond to the messages within one hour of receipt for life threatening health and safety issues; and two business days of receipt for non-life threatening health and safety issues.

HUD Safety Hotline Poster Download 


Health and safety issues may include:
  • Air Quality
  • Propane/natural gas/methane gas detected
  • Electrical hazards-exposed wires/open panels/broken/missing face plates
  • Plumbing equipment not functioning/toilets/drains/faucets
  • Tripping hazards on the property or inside a residence
  • Missing/non-functional fire extinguishers
  • Flammable materials improperly stored
  • Hazards
  • Sharp edges
  • Infestation
  • Rats/mice/vermin
  • Leaking water-pipes/ceiling/walls
  • Mold and/or mildew observed
  • Sewer odor detected
  • Water leaks on/near electrical equipment
  • Elevator non-functional/unreliable/dangerous
  • Emergency/fire exits blocked/unuseable
  • Missing exit signs
  • Garbage and debris-accumulation of garbage and/or debris exceeding the capacity of the storage area, or not stored in an area sanctioned for such use (indoors/outdoors)
  • General defects or hazards that pose risk of bodily injury
  • Tripping
  • Insects
  • Rusty/impure water
  • Unsafe appliances/sparks/shorts/non-functional
  • Broken windows or doors
  • Entry doors or windows that won´t lock

For more information, contact:
James Hackett​, HCA Section Manager
HCA Fax line: 503-986-6705