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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...
2.25.19 Policy
On February 21, CLPHA attended a listening session at HUD’s Philadelphia field office where D.J. LaVoy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for REAC, joined other HUD officials to share information about changes to inspection protocols. In addition to the new 14-day notification period that will go into...
2.20.19 CLPHA Member Update, Policy
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a press release today announcing its plans to update the REAC inspection process, beginning with a new standard timeline of 14 calendar days' notice before an inspection.    HUD is also launching a series of listening...
2.7.19 CLPHA Member Update
HUD has informed CLPHA that the Department will host listening sessions across the country to discuss the inspection process with PHAs, multifamily property owners, and industry groups. The sessions follow a meeting with industry leaders on November 29 at which...
12.4.18 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On November 29, CLPHA attended a meeting at HUD headquarters with other industry groups to discuss changes to the inspection process. Recent news coverage has highlighted instances in which inspection scores do not accurately reflect living conditions and overall declines in the number of...

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