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By Kathi Markan / September 29, 2021

Deficiencies in Site: Parking Lots/Driveways and Roads

URGENT:   Updated COVID Protocol Inspector Notice 2021-02 has been rescinded by HUD on August 30th – this means the 28-day notice for a REAC inspection is still in effect until further notice! CLICK THE LINKS for the current COVID-19 protocols:  Inspector Notice 2021-01 or the REAC Updated FAQs   Federal Register - Site: Parking Lots – Driveways – Roads 2 Deficiencies are in this inspectable area: Cracks/Settlement/Heaving/Loose Materials/Potholes Damaged pavement...

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By Kathi Markan / August 17, 2021

August HUD-REAC Newsletter: Updated COVID-19 Guidance

No Longer Valid, Rescinded by HUD on August 30, 2021! In August’s edition of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I will be discussing the big changes HUD just made in their COVID-19 protocol. CLICK HERE for the updated COVID-19 protocols: Inspector Notice 2021-02 or the REAC Updated FAQs Inspector Notice 2021-02 Posted August 10, 2021 and effective immediately! The 28-day notification of inspections is coming to an end September 30, 2021...

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By Kathi Markan / July 29, 2021

Units/Common Areas: GFCI’s and AFCI’s

In July’s edition of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) and Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) in both Units and Common Areas for 2 reasons: 1. They are high-scoring and often overlooked as a priority item 2. There has been some confusion on their requirements. CLICK HERE for the updated COVID-19 protocols:  Inspector Notice 2021-01 or the  REAC Updated FAQs GFCI/AFCI Scoring...

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Units/Common Areas: Sink and Tub Stoppers
By Charles Jiang / July 2, 2021

Units/Common Areas: Sink and Tub Stoppers

In this June issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the parameters of recording missing/damaged sink and tub stoppers in both Units and Common Areas because it is a defect commonly misrecorded.  This Newsletter will detail the exact protocol according to HUD to alleviate all confusion! CLICK HERE for the updated COVID-19 protocols:  Inspector Notice 2021-01 or the REAC Updated FAQs Common Area Restrooms Sink/Tub Stoppers:...

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By Kathi Markan / May 14, 2021

HUD-REAC Return To Operations 2.0

In this May issue of our HUD-REAC Newsletter, I am going to break down the most important changes to HUD’s COVID-19 protocol that directly impact you. HUD recently sent out 2 notices that have a few points that are contradictory, but the conference call on 5/5/21 with HUD clarified the discrepancies. All of the information provided to you in this Newsletter was obtained via the notices and the conference call....

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NSPIRE Standards (Deficiencies) Updated
By Kathi Markan / April 15, 2021

NSPIRE Standards (Deficiencies) Updated

You spoke up…and HUD listened! This is the first step in the right direction in developing the NSPIRE program which will eventually replace the current HUD-REAC inspection. This April Newsletter will highlight some of the significant positive changes HUD just released as well as the next changes that will need to be advocated. It’s a bit long, but organized into: Breakdown of the Update The Good News Both Good News...

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