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HUD announces REAC inspections to start next month

Synopsis

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs will begin REAC inspections next month, prioritizing inspections based on the latest COVID-19 data to keep properties and staff safe.


Key takeaways

  • HUD REAC inspection notices will start arriving later this month to provide notice to HUD properties subject to inspection.
  • Inspections will be prioritized based on COVID-19 data, to protect properties and staff during the inspection process.
  • The first inspections are expected on October 5.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) will start inspections on October 5, with the required 14-day notice arriving on or about September 21, 2020. For more information, see HUD No 20-119.

To ensure residents and staff of HUD properties are kept safe during the inspection process, REAC will prioritize inspections in states and localities based on the latest COVID-19 data.

REAC has developed a heat map that categorizes states and localities into four risk categories.

  1. Low Risk—Green
  2. Moderately Low Risk—Yellow
  3. Moderately High Risk—Orange
  4. High Risk—Red

REAC will provide a listing on its website of low-risk counties 45 days prior to the start of the physical inspections (county-by-county risk rating accessible by clicking on REAC’s heat map).

At the end of the 45-day period, REAC will notify each property 14 days prior to the actual scheduled inspection.

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