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REAC Inspection Return to Operations to be Revised

Earlier this month, HUD REAC sent a notice to currently certified REAC Inspectors on the status of the Return to Operations plan. As many may remember, HUD REAC technically returned to operations in October of 2020, however, the status of the pandemic made the resumption of inspections very limited. Now, with the status of the COVID-19 pandemic improving, REAC appears to be preparing to resume and start catching up on their sizeable backlog of inspections.

Return to Operations Message from the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) to HUD Inspectors and HUD Contract Inspectors. As we closely monitor the evolving impact of COVID-19, we are implementing ongoing measures to ensure the health and safety of our inspectors and staff. As more jurisdictions across the country emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, the Office of Public and Indian Housing, (PIH) Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is preparing to expand physical inspection activities. The current plan is to increase physical inspection activities within the next 30 days. HUD’s leadership is currently engaged with CDC officials and others to adjust its guidance accordingly and communicate any updates as circumstances change.

Preparing for a Return to REAC Inspections

If your property is due for REAC for any reason, at this point, we would say that it is safe to assume that you should assume that a REAC inspection could be coming your way in the near future. In short, if you have been holding back on maintenance, haven’t done a Pre-REAC inspection in a while, or have a backlog of work orders – now is the time to get ready.

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