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June HUD-REAC Webinar: NSPIRE: HUD Requests Public Comments!
By Kathi Markan / June 30, 2022

June HUD-REAC Webinar: NSPIRE: HUD Requests Public Comments!

In this June edition of our HUD-REAC newsletter, I am sounding the alarm again for your feedback to HUD. NSPIRE (National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate) will be replacing the current REAC protocol. If any of you have attended my NSPIRE Webinar, you have heard me begging for your feedback over and over as they create this new program and NOW is the time! On June 17,...

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May HUD Reac Newsletter: Electrical – Missing Covers
By Kathi Markan / June 13, 2022

May HUD Reac Newsletter: Electrical – Missing Covers

In this May 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the deficiency: Electrical – Missing Covers. This deficiency can be recorded under Systems, Common Areas and Units. Our next HUD-REAC/UPCS Webinar Training Series has been announced Starting September 29th! Register here: 'Getting REAC Ready' Training   Key Notes regarding Electrical-Missing Covers: The inspector will not record a deficiency for missing covers or exposed bare wiring...

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By Kathi Markan / April 28, 2022

April HUD-REAC Newsletter: Some NSPIRE Standards Updated

In this April 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I have analyzed the few updates HUD just released to the NSPIRE Standards and provided my professional opinion as to whether these changes were good or need more work. Bottom line - most of these are good changes but MORE FEEDBACK IS NEEDED – only a few of the Standards were updated where many, many more need serious work. Click...

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March HUD-REAC Newsletter: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms and Detectors
By Kathi Markan / March 30, 2022

March HUD-REAC Newsletter: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms and Detectors

HUD has released new guidance on CO Detectors/Alarms – you can download it here: Carbon Monoxide Alarms or Detectors in all HUD-Assisted Housing All HUD-Assisted Housing must install CO Detectors/Alarms by December 27, 2022 HUD encourages PHAs and Owners to follow the 2018 IFC code Section 915 that you can find here: 2018 IFC Section 915   When do I need to install Carbon Monoxide Alarms/Detectors? If the Unit is...

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By Kathi Markan / February 23, 2022

February HUD-REAC Newsletter: Door Hardware

In this February 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to discuss the Door Hardware deficiencies that can be recorded under Exterior, Common Areas and Units.  As far as scoring value, it depends on how large your property and where the door is recorded as a deficiency.  Generally, doors recorded under Exterior are the highest scoring then Common Areas and then Units.  For a single-building property, an...

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January HUD-REAC Newsletter:Site – Retaining Walls
By Kathi Markan / February 1, 2022

January HUD-REAC Newsletter:Site – Retaining Walls

Happy New Year! In this January 2022 issue of our HUD-REAC Monthly Newsletter, I am going to explain how HUD defines retaining walls and the levels of deficiencies associated with this inspectable area. Our HUD-REAC/UPCS Webinar Training Registration is OPEN! We are limited to 100 attendees – Click below to register today: HUD-REAC/UPCS Webinar Training Registration Site: Retaining Walls:  HUD’s Definition: A wall built to support or prevent the advance...

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