Resuming REAC Inspections: Tuesday Tip


Posted On: September 22, 2020

REAC is back! Vickie discusses everything you need to know about the resuming of REAC physical inspections, including all the protocols and strategies HUD and REAC are using to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

On August 7, 2020, HUD announced the resuming of REAC inspections. “Just like when they announced MORs would resume, there are safety procedures and protocols that will prioritize the inspection of properties in counties identified as being ‘low-risk’ for COVID-19.” Vickie Bell

HUD says REAC will provide a listing on its website of low-risk counties 45 days prior to the start of physical inspections. Per HUD, they will adjust their inspection plans as needed. HUD also stated that at the end of the 45-day period, REAC will provide a 14-day notification to priority properties in appropriate counties so that families will be given notice that an inspection will take place.

You can find a heat map of the United States on the REAC website. The map places states into one of four categories.

  1. Low Risk – Green
  2. Moderately Low Risk – Yellow
  3. Moderately High Risk – Orange
  4. High Risk – Red
COVID-19 REAC HEAT MAP as of September 22, 2020.

What is REAC?

REAC is the Real Estate Assessment Center and its physical inspections have been a big part of ensuring the quality and safety of housing across the U.S.

REMEMBER, having good communication with your residents is a key tool towards achieving a good REAC inspection.

Want to learn more about the resuming of REAC Inspections? Check out our blogpost about the August 7th announcement here: REAC Inspections to Resume.

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