The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on August 7th that the Department would resume Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspections of HUD multifamily and public housing properties and units. The Department had halted inspection in March 2020 due to the COVID-10 outbreak, and plans to resume under strict safety protocols.
- REAC inspections ensure HUD assisted properties meet federal standards of health, safety, and accessibility.
- REAC will prioritize inspections in states and localities based on the latest COVID-19 data from Johns Hopkins University and health risk scoring methodology from the Harvard Global Health Institute.
- REAC will provide a listing on its website of low-risk counties 45 days prior to the start of physical inspections. At the end of the 45-day period, REAC will provide a 14-day notification to priority properties in that county to inform families that an inspection will take place.
- Inspectors will begin outreach to properties no earlier than September 21, 2020.
- A comprehensive list of safe inspection locations, as well as an overview of the methodology used to determine them can be found on the website here.