HUD: Official Notice Concerning Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
April 23, 2019
On April 18, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an official notice concerning carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Specifically, the notice reminds managers of public housing and private owners of HUD-subsidized housing to comply with state law requirements on the maintenance of functional CO detectors. The notice also encourages such individuals to install CO detectors even if state law does not require them to do so.
In addition, HUD announced it will soon propose new regulations requiring all HUD-subsidized housing programs to have working CO detectors. Those regulations, covering the Housing Choice Voucher, Multifamily and Public Housing Programs, will require a CO detector in residences with any fuel or fire-burning appliance or an attached garage. Alabama has not enacted a specific statute requiring owners of HUD-subsidized housing or public housing managers to provide CO detectors in residences. However, HUD’s forthcoming rulemaking is set to make that a requirement nationwide.