New REAC Bedbugs Inspection Notice

Inspection Notice 2016-01amends the inspection protocolrequirements to be followed by all Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS)inspectors who conduct physical inspections of HUD assisted and insuredproperties.

Researchers at HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes haveconcluded that the likelihood of bed bug transfer to an inspector from aninfested unit is remote. Based on this research, HUD is amending theinspection protocol to require the inspection of all units in the sample,including those reported to have bed bugs.

These amended inspection requirements are applicable to all properties, subjectto UPCS physical inspections, reported to have or suspected of having bed bugs.The presence and treatment of bed bugs on a property will not be scored in theUPCS inspection.

Effective February 1, 2016, inspectors are required to report the presence orexistence of bed bugs at any property being inspected and enter any unitreported to have bed bugs if that unit is part of the sample generated.

Join Us ForOnline Training In February

(Classes are filling fast!)

Classes Offered


EIV Income Discrepancy(Class length 2.5 hours)

February 16, 2016
Section 504Coordinator(Class length 2.5 hours)February 17, 2016
CriminalActivity, Screening & Tenancy(Class length 2.5 hours)February 18, 2016

Students whoregister and attend the entire class will receive a certificate of completion.

Foradditional information or to register, visit our web site at

Trainingmaterials and sample forms are provided to facilitate instruction. The class isdelivered online (this is not a conference call). Students must have workingspeakers. Students with headsets/microphones may ask questions during theclass. Students without headsets may type questions during the class.

An emailaddress is available for students who have questions after the training.

Instructor-ledTraining From RBD


JoinMary Rossfor a two-day training session thatcombines a review of the latest trends and hottest topics of the day along withanswers to some of the most frequently encountered problems facing affordablehousing owners and agents. Mary utilizes her years of experience trainingaffordable housing professionals to cover the latest topics and trends whileblending in policy and procedure discussions critical to staying compliant.

Trainingincludes sample forms, notices and checklists.

To view the full,two-day agenda, click on the following link:

Class Schedule at a Glance (In Location Order)




Albuquerque, NMHUD Hot TopicsFebruary 23 & 24, 2016

Toregister for training, visit our web site atwww.rbdnow.comor contact our Training Coordinator (Larue Marin)

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