In this July edition of our HUD-REAC newsletter, I will be focusing on what we know thus far regarding HUD-REAC inspections recommencing this year. Thanks to a call hosted by NAHMA on July 17, 2020 a lot more concrete information was provided!
A link to HUD’s PowerPoint presentation is included at the bottom of this newsletter.
- Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, HUD has not released a date to resume inspections.
- HUD will notify Owners/Agents/Public Housing Agencies at least 45 days prior to the planned resumption of HUD-REAC inspections. HUD leadership stressed that there will be no “surprise” inspections – they will remain transparent.
When the RTO rolls out, the following
properties will not be inspected
during the first phase:
All Elderly/Disabled Properties including:
- 202/811 PRAC
- Section 232
- Section 236
- Public Housing AMPs
- During the first phase, 129 properties have been given a “high priority” status for a REAC inspection.
- This is dependent on local health & safety restrictions and property-specific health issues.
- HUD-REAC will post to their website a list of Public Housing Agencies (PHA) and Property Owners/Agents (POAs) that meet all 5 of the reopening criteria.
- HUD will require inspectors to wear face masks, gloves and use hand sanitizer, at a minimum, when conducting inspections
- POAs and PHAs are responsible for communicating local restrictions to the inspectors at the time the inspection is scheduled
- HUD will determine if an inspection should be cancelled due to local restrictions or reported COVID-19 cases with the guidance of the local HUD office.