On September 29, 2020, HUD REAC Released Inspector Notice 2020-01, providing new information about REAC inspection protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Notice indicates that this new guidance becomes effective Monday, October 5, 2020.
This Inspector Notice provides information about the REAC inspection requirements for both the REAC Inspectors and owner/agents.
The notice provides the following:
Please note that only one person may accompany the REAC inspector during individual unit inspection. Owner/agents should adjust their own process to make sure the person accompanying the inspector is prepared to answer questions and to address any resident concerns.
Owner/agents may also want to change the Notice of Unit Inspection provided to residents to explain the new process. We have created a new sample to help you get started. You can find the Notice REACInspection COVID on our COVID-19 Resource page.