REAC Is Restarting Inspections

In a recent presentation, HUD/REAC has given a bit more clarity as to when we can expect inspections to resume. While not giving an exact start date, we can extrapolate that inspections will not resume prior to late August. REAC will prioritize properties for inspection as follows: Priority #1: Multifamily properties with recent score below 80 (exc

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UNIT | Most Impactful Defects

This Part 5 of our 5-part series called "20 Most Impactful REAC Defects". With over 20 years of continual experience in the UPCS/REAC arena and having reviewed thousands of REAC reports, we have compiled the 20 most important and commonly cited deficiencies. We have highlight four in each of the five inspectable areas: Site, Exterior, Systems, Comm

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Is REAC Canceling All Remaining Inspections for 2020? 

Nope! At least not according to REAC’s David Vargas, Deputy Assistant Secretary. In a letter this week to REAC’s contract inspectors, Mr. Vargas said in part, “I likewise want to take the opportunity to allay all fears that inspections will be cancelled for the remainder of the year due to COVID19. On the contrary, our commitment to small businesse

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COMMON AREA | Most Impactful Defects

This Part 4 of our 5-part series called "20 Most Impactful REAC Defects". With over 20 years of continual experience in the UPCS/REAC arena and having reviewed thousands of REAC reports, we have compiled the 20 most important and commonly cited deficiencies. We will highlight four in each of the five inspectable areas: Site, Exterior, Systems, Comm

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SYSTEM | Most Impactful Defects

This is Part 3 of our 5-part series called "20 Most Impactful REAC Defects". With over 20 years of continual experience in the UPCS/REAC arena and having reviewed thousands of REAC reports, we have compiled the 20 most important and commonly cited deficiencies. We will highlight four in each of the five inspectable areas: Site, Exterior, Systems, C

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Online REAC Prep Training

Our renowned REAC Prep Training has gone online at REACPrepTraining.com!! While nothing takes the place of proper classroom and field instruction, I think we have found the right mix of video instruction and quizzes to facilitate great REAC training in these new challenging times. Some highlights of our new online training: On-demand - learn on you

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EXTERIOR | Most Impactful Defects

This is Part 2 of our 5-part series called "20 Most Impactful REAC Defects". With over 20 years of continual experience in the UPCS/REAC arena and having reviewed thousands of REAC reports, we have compiled the 20 most important and commonly cited deficiencies. We will highlight four in each of the five inspectable areas: Site, Exterior, Systems, C

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SITE | Most Impactful Defects

This is Part 1 of our new 5-part series called "20 Most Impactful REAC Defects". With over 20 years of continual experience in the UPCS/REAC arena and having reviewed thousands of REAC reports, we have compiled the 20 most important and commonly cited deficiencies. We will highlight four in each of the five inspectable areas: Site, Exterior, System

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NSPIRE and Resident Engagement

Just last month HUD/REAC announced their desire to engage the residents within the new NSPIRE inspection standards. The two ways they plan to accomplish this is (1) by bringing back a comprehensive resident survey and (2) including 5 additional units during a REAC inspection. These extra units will be selected by a “resident group” or other risk mo

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New Resident Notification Requirement 

On Feb 3rd, HUD started their new “follow up inspection” program called QAI. Because of the potential for a follow up inspection within 2-5 days of your actual REAC inspection, you are now required to provide notice to your residents that includes 5 additional days. The “Notification To Residents” needs to include the dates of the scheduled REAC in

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