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A Vital Industry Returns to Work  

On March 17th we made the decision to halt all on-site services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At that time, we also recommended that our industry partners only enter apartments for emergency work orders from that point forward. Many in the industry adopted similar policies, which encouraged social distancing and reduced the overall exposure of […]

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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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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD to Implement New Resident Engagement Initiative as part of NSPIRE Demonstration.

Resident Involvement in REAC NSPIRE Inspection Process​ ​As part of the NSPIRE pilot process, HUD has announced that additional processes will be added to engage the residents in the REAC/NSPIRE process. You can read the press release on HUD’s website. The statement includes a new process for adding more units to an inspection sample in conjunction with […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

Demonstration Program to Assess the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE)

On August 21, 2019, HUD published a set of proposed rules in the Federal Register “Notice of Demonstration To Assess the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate and Associated Protocols 24 CFR Parts 5 and 200. This publication outlines the demonstration (pilot) program for NSPIRE, which is to start 60 days from […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD Releases Initial Look at NSPIRE Inspection Standards

On August 20, 2019, HUD released the first of the new NSPIRE protocols which will be expected to become active once the pilot/demonstration program has concluded. This is a first look at what deficiencies will look like under NSPIRE, the inspection protocol which will eventually take the place of UPCS. HUD has created a webpage where they […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

Owner’s Responsibilities on Notifications to Residents Regarding Inspections

HUD released an Update on the rules regarding notifying residents of HUD properties about REAC inspection results. On July 8, 2019, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Asset Management and Oversight released a memorandum (HUD_Memo_07-8-2019-REAC_Notifications_and_House_Rules). This memo reiterated the rules surrounding notice before entering any resident’s unit. Additionally,  there are new rules which require providing residents documents to review. This would […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

Carbon Monoxide Detectors to Become Required in Assisted Housing

The House Financial Services Committee passed a bill – the Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019 (H.R. 1690), and it will likely move forward to a full vote in the near future. The bill provides $300 million over three years to fund the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in HUD-assisted housing units that […]

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