Door Seals (Exterior, Common Area and Unit Deficiency)
By Kathi Markan / September 15, 2020

Door Seals (Exterior, Common Area and Unit Deficiency)

REAC Inspections have resumed! To check if the county where your property is located has been in “Green” status for 6 consecutive weeks and could be subject for inspection depending on your last score (Elderly/Disabled properties are currently exempt) – click here: Deteriorated/Missing Caulking/Seals – a HIGH scoring deficiency! Definition from HUD Federal Register Sealant and stripping designed to resist weather or caulking is missing or deteriorated NOTE: This applies...

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By Kathi Markan / September 9, 2020

HUD-REAC Announces Return To Operations (RTO)

The earliest a REAC inspector will be permitted to call with the required 14-day notice to schedule a REAC inspection is September 21, 2020 thus the earliest an inspection can be scheduled is October 5, 2020 providing the criteria is met (below) Remember that only Public Housing and Section 8 properties fall under the 14-day required notification with no negotiation -- for all other properties, the dates can be negotiated, and the...

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Fencing and Gates (Site Deficiency)
By Kathi Markan / August 15, 2020

Fencing and Gates (Site Deficiency)

As of 08/10/20, HUD-REAC has announced inspection resumption 10/05/20 with the 14-day notices to begin 09/21/20. Security/Safety Fencing vs Non-security/Non-safety Fencing   Security/Safety Fencing Security fences typically enclose the entire perimeter of the property. Safety fences prevent access to specific areas. Must be a minimum of 4 feet high to be considered security/safety fencing. If a property has fencing along its perimeter acting as a security/safety fence, whether owned by...

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HUD-REAC’s Return To Operations (RTO) Plan
By Kathi Markan / July 15, 2020

HUD-REAC’s Return To Operations (RTO) Plan

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. HIGHLIGHTS Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, HUD has not released a...

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Domestic Water (System) and Hot Water Heater (Unit) Deficiencies Part 2
By Kathi Markan / June 15, 2020

Domestic Water (System) and Hot Water Heater (Unit) Deficiencies Part 2

As of 5/12/20, HUD-REAC has assured inspectors that REAC inspections will resume at some point this year. In this June edition of our HUD-REAC newsletter, I will be discussing the rest of the deficiencies associated with water heaters and domestic water systems.  Domestic Water deficiencies are recorded under the Inspectable Area: Systems, and includes:Water conditioners, water heaters, transfer and circulating pumps, strainers, boilers, connecting piping, fittings, valves and supports.Hose bibs...

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Domestic Water (System) and Hot Water Heater (Unit) Deficiencies Part 1
By Kathi Markan / May 15, 2020

Domestic Water (System) and Hot Water Heater (Unit) Deficiencies Part 1

Part 1 In this May edition of our HUD-REAC newsletter, I will be discussing the deficiencies associated with water heaters and domestic water systems. As there are so many deficiencies associated with these inspectable items, I am dividing this into a 2-part series. Domestic Water deficiencies are recorded under the Inspectable Area: Systems, and includes:  Water conditioners, water heaters, transfer and circulating pumps, strainers, boilers, connecting piping, fittings, valves and...

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