HUD Announces Change to Inspection Notice for HUD-Related Properties
February 20, 2019
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a revision to the notice period it will provide to Public Housing Authority (PHA) managers and private owners of HUD-subsidized apartment buildings. Specifically, HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC), the HUD agency tasked with inspecting PHAs and privately-owned HUD-subsidized buildings, will now only provide a 14 calendar days’ notice prior to conducting a building inspection.
Under current procedures, REAC and its contract inspectors may provide as much as 120 days’ notice prior to a building inspection. However, HUD is revising that procedure in order to ensure that building administrators and owners are maintaining the facilities year-round. As HUD stated in its official press release, the current notice period “allows certain public housing authorities and property owners to undertake cosmetic, ‘just-in-time’ repairs to their properties rather than adopting year-round maintenance practices.” The change will be effective 30 days from today.