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Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)

The Real Estate Assessment Center's (REAC) mission is to provide and promote the effective use of accurate, timely and reliable information assessing the condition of HUD's portfolio; to provide information to help ensure safe, decent and affordable housing; and to restore the public trust by identifying fraud, abuse and waste of HUD resources. More...
 

System Upgrade Release Schedule
 
PIH-REAC System Upgrade Release Schedule:
  • Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8pm EST
  • Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8pm EST

Rules of behaviour for HUD systems

Highlights
  • 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
  • Oversight and Evaluation Division

  • 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.
     
  • PIH 2006-33 [Related supplement] Changes in Financial Management and Reporting Requirements for Public Housing Agencies Under the New Operating Fund Rule (24 CFR Part 990); Interim Instructions. More related notices...
     
  • PDF Reports in Schedule/View Inspections - Issue Resolved: As of May 1, 2006, the technical issue that prevented access to Inspection Summary Reports and Investor Reports via the "Schedule/View Inspections" link in Secure Systems has been resolved. Please contact the Technical Assistance Center(TAC) at 1-888-245-4860 if further assistance is required.
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