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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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09.08.2020
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

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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08.11.2020
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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08.07.2020
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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07.20.2020
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

Update on HUD REAC Safety First Return to Operations Plan

NAHMA hosted a call last week on July 17, 2020, with HUD REAC’s Deputy Assistant Secretary, David Vargas, to discuss REAC’s Return to Operations and Safety First plan. Previously the plan was to include an announcement on or around July 15th. However, due to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, HUD REAC is not able to announce […]

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06.25.2020
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

Guidance on Resumption of REAC Inspections

On June 18, 2020, the National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) hosted a web meeting with REAC to discuss REAC’s plans for safely performing REAC and NSPIRE inspections. David Vargas (REAC’s Deputy Assistant Secretary) and Daniel Williams (NSPIRE Program Manager) from HUD discussed a broad outline for REAC’s return to operations and the status of the […]

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02.17.2020
Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

New HUD Quality Assurance Process and Resident Notice Requirements

New Quality Assurance Inspection (QAI) Re-Inspection Process​ Earlier this month, HUD instituted a new Quality Assurance Inspection (QAI) process, which may be done within five (5) days of the REAC inspection. Effective February 3, 2020, REAC will be conducting Quality Assurance Inspection (QAI). A QAI is a re-inspection of a property by a federal inspector […]

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