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Tips and Advice for the Affordable Housing Industry

The Score is a periodic publication from US Housing Consultants providing information for the affordable housing industry that shares practical information for everyday use. 

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HOME Adds New Requirements on Tenant Compliance

The 2013 Final Rule for HUD's HOME program was released on July 24, 2013. Though many of the changes are applicable to the underwriting and development phases of a project, there are several changes outlined in the Final Rule that will have an impact on compl...

Is there a specific REAC deficiency for hoarding and other housekeeping issues?

Of all of the questions that we have been getting this year at trainings and conferences, the most consistent and passionate question seems to have come around the concept of what to do with hoarders. More specifically, is ther...

SSN Requirements in HUD vs. LIHTC

Lately, we have had a lot of questions from our Certification Approval clients about the requirements of Social Security Number disclosure on LIHTC vs. HUD programs. The most complex part of performing Move In File Audits on multiple funding programs is helping our clients...

Reasonable Accommodations – Missing/Disabled Appliances on REAC Inspections

Over the last few months, we have received a number of questions from clients and from attendees at our conferences and speaking engagements about “reasonable accommodations during UPCS Inspections”; most commonly the questio...

A Clarification Regarding Special Tools on REAC

During the spring schedule of trainings and speaking engagements on REAC Inspections, our speakers were asked a number of questions about things that happened during their inspections. This included how violations were recorded and other processes that were u...

REAC Inspection Rules About Tenant Owned Hazards & Flammables 

Under the recent changes to REAC and the UPCS Inspection Code, a distinction was made regarding "hazards affecting only tenant owned items" such as broken mirrors, broken furniture exposing sharp edges, expired tenant owned fire exting...

REAC Implementing Use of New "RAPID" Software

How Will This Affect Owners and Managers?
Over the last six months, a series of changes have been working their way through the UPCS and REAC Inspection Processes, and a large percentage of the changes relate to the implementation of the n...

UPCS Inspection Code Changes - Fences and Gates

This category used to have three categories, each with several different degrees of violations -holes, leaning, missing sections, this has been refined to a more streamlined set of violations:

    • A fence is defined as a structure that is fun...

UPCS Inspection Code Changes: New Rules about Floors 

On August 9, 2012, a new scoring notice was released by HUD REAC; these changes are technically effective as of September 17, 2012, for Public Housing. As of 2013, the new inspection code will be in effect for both Public Housing and Multifami...

UPCS Inspection Code Changes -Parking Lots and Driveways

On August 9, 2012, a new scoring notice was released by HUD REAC; these changes are technically effective as of September 17, 2012, for Public Housing. As of 2013, the new inspection code will be in effect for both Public Housing and Multifamily HUD....

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