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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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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD REAC Releases FAQs about Inspections During COVID-19

On November 13, 2020, HUD REAC Released a document “HUD Real Estate Assessment Center’s COVID-19 FAQs” This document covers in specific detail some of the questions that are most commonly asked – particularly around the possibility of owners being selected for REAC inspections during the pandemic. Some of the information restates prior memorandum(s) on HUD […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

REAC Releases Coronavirus (COVID-19) Inspection Protocol

On September 29, 2020, HUD REAC Released Inspector Notice 2020-01, detailing inspection protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This REAC inspector notice provides clear and concise guidance for the return of REAC inspections. In previous correspondence with REAC leadership, they made it clear that safety would come first and this notice sets that promise to practice. […]

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Conducting Post COVID-19 Quarantine Unit Safety Inspections

REAC Inspections are resuming in the near future, and many owners and management agents are grappling with catching up on months of deferred maintenance. Now that maintenance on units has to resume, where do you begin? You begin with safety – above everything else. For months, many owners narrowed their maintenance focus to tenant-reported safety […]

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Scott Precourt | HUD and Tax Credit Compliance

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Orders a Temporary Eviction Moratorium 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released an order in the Federal Register, which establishes a halt to evictions during COVID-19. The CDC Eviction Order is scheduled to be published on September 4, 2020, and extends to the end of 2020. The CDC explains the reason for the eviction order: Housing stability helps protect public health […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD REAC Releases Details of Return to Operations Plan

On August 10, 2020, HUD REAC released a memorandum that detailed the Return to Operations plan for inspections. This memo describes a specific three-phase process for any property to be inspected, including (1) prioritization and evaluation, (2) finalization and notification, (3) inspection and release of results. In this process, REAC has identified a way to […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD Secretary Announces Resumption of REAC Inspections

(the following was released by HUD on 8/7/20 at 11 AM) WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced today the Department will resume Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections of HUD multifamily and public housing properties and units under strict safety protocols during the national recovery from the […]

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