Carbon Monoxide notice from HUD

Posted On: April 18, 2019

HUD released a new notice today to “strongly encourage owners, managers, and agents of housing covered by the HUD assistance programs” to have operational carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. The notice covers the following:

  •  Public Housing
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
  • Housing Choice Voucher (tenant-based or project-based)
  • Section 202 (Supportive Housing for the Elderly)
  • Section 811 (Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities)
  • Tribal programs administered by the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)

HUD wants these agencies to install CO detectors “(1) in units that have fuel-fired/burning appliance(s) and/or an attached garage, and (2) in bedrooms that contain a fireplace or a fuel-fired or burning appliance.

There are more than 11,000 CO exposure cases reported each year, according to HUD, and more than 400 deaths due to CO poisoning.

Read the full notice: NOTICE PIH 2019-06


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