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RD Issues Updated Guidance on Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policies

On October 13, 2021, Rural published an Unnumbered Letter (UL)  titled “Multifamily Housing – Optional Smoke-Free Housing Policy”. This UL was issued to provide continued guidance on implementing an optional smoke-free policy at Multi-Family RD Housing.  This unnumbered letter replaces UL issued 11/21/2012 on Smoke-Free housing (which replaced the Smoke-Free UL from 12/29/10). Changes from USDA/RD’s Last […]

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09.28.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

NSPIRE Demonstration Program Extended Until 2023

An update was published in the Federal Register (24 CFR Parts 5 and 200 [Docket No. FR–6160–N–02]), September 28, 2021, “Notice of Continuation of Demonstration To Assess the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate and Associated Protocols“. Through this notification, HUD announces the continuation of the Demonstration to Assess the National Standards for […]

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09.14.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

What to Do When a Property Fails a REAC Inspection

When a property fails a REAC Inspection, the property owners and managers often take it personally. It can feel like a gut punch, and often the initial response is defensive. A defensive response is entirely normal; it’s even human. However, this response often gets property owner’s in trouble. So, the question is: what should you […]

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08.24.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD Releases an Amendment to COVID-19 Inspection Guidance

Notice: HUD has rescinded this notice under further notice. Please see the un-dated notice added to HUD’s website: On August 10, 2021, HUD released an Amendment to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Inspection Guidance. This guidance provides specific safety protocols for REAC Inspectors and updates some of the rules and regulations around scheduling for REAC Inspections. This notice ends […]

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04.27.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC Posts New COVID-19 Safety and Scheduling Procedures

On April 27, 2021, HUD released a revised Q&A document and Inspector Notice 2021-01 about REAC Inspections during COVID-19 and several other useful documents. As we mentioned last week, the “14-day Notice” rule is now being modified by having HUD REAC notify the property that an inspection is upcoming at least 28 days before the […]

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04.22.2021
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC Inspections to Resume June 1, 2021

We received notice from our colleagues at NLHA today that REAC will resume UPCS physical inspections beginning on June 1. When this occurs, REAC will expand the 14-day notice of inspection to 28-days. HUD intends to prioritize high-risk properties and will inform affected owners beginning Monday, April 26, 2021. HUD has consulted with CDC to […]

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04.14.2021
Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Property Owners

Available Supplemental Payments for Property Owners Today HUD published a revised notice “Continued Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs.” This notice allows for property owners to apply for funding to offset and reimburse expenditures made to combat COVID-19. […]

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