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In a memo dated 08/10/2020, the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is providing information to business partners of its intent to resume physical inspections on or about Monday, October 5, 2020, with the required 14-day notification period to begin on or about Monday, September 21, 2020.  Details on REAC’s plan to resume operations are provided in the memo and updated information regarding inspections will be posted here.


State COVID-19 Health Risk
Created by REAC (COVID-19 Data as of 10/18/2020)

REAC's heat map of COVID19 cases throughout the United States

State Health Risk Score (1-Lowest to 4-Highest) Green
1: Low (Less than 1 daily new case per 100k people, 7-day average)
2; Moderately Low (Between 1 and 10 daily new cases per 100k people, 7-day average)
3: Moderately High (Between 10 and 25 daily new cases per 100k people, 7-day average)
4: High (25 or more daily new cases per 100k people, 7-day average)

Source for COVID infection data
COVID-19 Data Repository by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University
Source for health risk score methodology
'Key Metrics for COVID Suppression.' July 1, 2020. Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

COVID-19 Cases per County throughout the U.S. (MS-Excel)


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  • (NEW) NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF REAL ESTATE (NSPIRE) - Through its Physical Inspections Line of Business, HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) improves housing quality by performing accurate, credible, and reliable assessments of HUD’s real estate portfolio; helps ensure safe, healthy, decent affordable housing; and promotes sound property management practices. Read more...
  • Form 50058 Listening Sessions  
  • Waivers of Unaudited Financial Data Submissions Are Not Warranted - Pursuant to 24 CFR 902.60 (Data Collection), in the event of extenuating circumstances, an HA must request an extension of time to submit its unaudited financial information 15 days before the submission due date, by electronically submitting the requests through the FASS-PH Secure System website. The HA’s electronic request must include an objectively verifiable justification as to why the unaudited financial information cannot be submitted by the required due date. The final determination will be forwarded electronically back to the requesting HA.

    The only exception for a waiver of time to submit unaudited financial information is within the stipulated guidance issued under a Federal Register Notice, and/or the allowable flexibilities pertained within a Presidentially-Declared Disaster Area(s) Notice for specific state locations and/or specific HAs. During the specified-timeframe only, may a one-time-exception also be applicable to the iNtegrated Assessment System Public Housing Assessment System (NASS/PHAS) scoring, which may possibly include the indicators/sub-indicators of subsequent Program offices’ (where necessary). Specifically, the PHAS indicators of Physical Assessment Subsystem (PASS); Management Assessment Subsystem (MASS), and Capital Fund Program (CFP).
  • REAC Industry Day - REAC invites technology professionals and staff working with PIC, VMS, and UPCS-V to the 2017 Industry Day event. We have added two new cities to the event and it will take place July 25-26 in Los Angeles, CA and July 27-28 in Portland, OR. Please see the tentative schedule and register here. The materials from these sessions are now available here.
  • NEW PHAS Scores as of January 2017
  • REAC Industry Day - REAC invites technology professionals and staff working with PIC, VMS, and UPCS-V to the 2017 Industry Day event. The event will take place April 4-5 in Phoenix, AZ and April 6-7, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. Please see the tentative schedule and register here. The materials from these sessions are now available here.
  • PHA Listening Sessions – Discussed Changes to the COCC - HUD hosted several listening sessions around the country from October – December 2016 to discuss possible changes to the amount and type of fees that a PHA’s COCC can charge and the eligible uses of these funds by the COCC. The materials from these sessions are now available.
  • PHA Listening Sessions Presentations. HUD hosted several listening sessions around the country from July – September 2016 to discuss HUD’s efforts to revitalize core business functions for the public housing and the Housing Choice Voucher programs. The presentations from these sessions are now available.
  • National Interagency Physical Inspection Alignment Initiative
  • Inspection Standards & Data for Voucher Division (ISDV)

  • VMS - PMC Submission Issue

  • Under the National Disaster Recovery Framework/Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination, HUD has been designated the Coordinating Agency for examination of housing-related issues and unmet housing needs after a major disaster declaration working closely with primary agencies and supporting organizations.  Under the NDRF/FDRC, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, HUD and the Housing Recovery Support Function were tasked with developing the Housing Recovery Support Strategy.  The Housing RSS supports State and local efforts with regards to the preservation, rehabilitation, and development of housing in impacted communities.  Recommendations include support for public housing resiliency measures by PHAs to mitigate against future storms, which may be of interest to a wide audience of PHAs, not just PHAs directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York.  For further information, please click here (see Chapter 3 of the anthology – Housing).
  • Secure Systems Access Disabled after 90-days of Inactivity -  HUD Handbook 2400.25, revision 1, Section 5.1 states, "User IDs will are disabled after a period of inactivity of no more than 90 days." Secure Systems will start implementing this policy starting November 1st, 2007, therefore all Secure Systems users must log on to Secure Systems to prevent the disabling of their account due to inactivity. If your account is disabled, please contact the Technical Assistance Center to reactivate your account.
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