NAHMA HUD Update: HUD releases Guidance on How to Enforce a ZeroBased on 14-Day Physical Inspection Notification Period

May 14, 2019

Below, please find information from HUD regarding the steps a field office must take when a project receives a score of zero resulting from the new 14-day notification period for physical inspections.

Please click here to read the May 1, 2019 memorandum that provides guidance on what steps a field office must take when a project receives a score of zero because an owner and/or management agent defaulted on the contractual obligation to allow HUD to perform a physical inspection based on the new 14-day notification period.  On February 22, 2019, PIH and Housing published the Standardization of REAC Inspection Notification Timelines, Notice PIH-2019-02(HA)/H-2019-04.  This Notice informed PHAs and multifamily owners and agents that beginning on March 25, 2019, they would be given a 14-day notice of an inspection.  If the owner/agent could not accept that date, they would be given a second date that fell within the next seven days of the original one.  If the owner/agent refused the second date, the project would receive a physical inspection score of zero.

Please contact Brandt Witte at 202-402-2614 or at [email protected] if you have any questions.

To read the attached memorandum online, please click here. For more information, please visit our “Emerging REAC Issues” webpage.