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8.11.20 CLPHA Member Update
HUD to Host Webinar on REAC Inspections on Thursday, August 13 In an August 6 call with industry groups, PIH staff shared a plan to resume REAC inspections beginning on October 5, 2020. REAC will prioritize Multifamily priorities with a history of low scores and will...
3.13.20 CLPHA Member Update
From REAC: Until further notice, the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is postponing all property inspections on all Public-housing, Multi-family and Servicing Mortgagee properties.
2.14.20 CLPHA Member Update
In response to industry feedback, REAC has released newly updated health and safety standards for the NSPIRE Demonstration, a voluntary pilot program testing a new protocol that would eventually replace current UPCS inspections practices. As described in our August 2019 update, REAC is evaluating a...
12.4.19 Report
On November 20, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report updating the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance on the status of recommendations that the agency made to HUD in two previous reports regarding the Department’s...
10.22.19 CLPHA Comments
Yesterday, CLPHA submitted comments in response to HUD’s notice outlining the first details of the NSPIRE demonstration. NSPIRE is a voluntary demonstration, expected to last at least two years, that would replace UPCS inspections for participating properties. NSPIRE is intended to simplify the...
10.16.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
In August, HUD issued a notice seeking comment on details of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration. NSPIRE is a voluntary demonstration, expected to last at least two years, that would replace UPCS inspections for participating properties. NSPIRE...
9.11.19 CLPHA Member Update
On Tuesday, September 24 at 2:00 PM ET, CLPHA will host a call with members to solicit feedback on the recent notice outlining details of REAC’s inspection demonstration for public housing and multifamily properties. Call details – Please RSVP here Tuesday, September 24, 2:00 PM ET Phone: 719-867-...
8.21.19 CLPHA Member Update
On August 21, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice seeking comment on details of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration. HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) originally announced the launch...
7.25.19 Policy
HUD recently announced that PHAs can register for its new voluntary demonstration that will test new inspection protocols. PHAs participating in the demonstration, known as NSPIRE, will receive one inspection per property during the demonstration period. Scores will be advisory and participants...
4.10.19 Report
In March, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on improvements for HUD’s physical inspection process. The report followed a provision in the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act that instructed the GAO to report on the Real Estate Assessment Center’s (REAC) methods for...

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