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Affordable housing news 1/29/16

Posted by NMA on Jan 29, 2016 4:27:10 PM

Last week HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)–Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) issued a notice for all certified inspectors who conduct physical inspections of HUD assisted and insured properties in accordance with the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS).

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Topics: Inspections, Public Housing Conversion, RAD, UPCS

The 2014 revision for NMA's UPCS on CD has shipped!

Posted by BEMuser on Jan 8, 2015 1:54:06 PM

Subscribers to our annual revision service can expect to receive the latest version of the NMA Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) on CD this week or next. If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact Meg Kennedy in our accounting department and she'll be happy to assist you.

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Topics: Books and Revision Services, Inspections, UPCS

What does the deregulation of HQS inspections mean for our industry?

Posted by BEMuser on Jun 30, 2014 10:16:22 AM

Until last week, when HUD published the implementation notice for the changes mandated by the 2014 appropriations act, housing authorities were required to inspect units at the time of initial lease-up and thereafter at least once every twelve months. The new notice relaxes that requirement, specifying that an HQS inspection must occur at least once every two years.

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Topics: Appropriations, HQS, Inspections, LIHTC, MTW, Outsourcing, PIH notices, SEMAP, UPCS

How to run a successful VASH program: Tip #4

Posted by BEMuser on Jan 28, 2014 3:25:06 PM

Tip #4: Train the VA caseworkers to conduct initial inspections.

Many PHAs contract out certain functions of their program for greater efficiency and cost savings. Why not train your VA case managers on housing quality standards (HQS) and allow them to conduct an initial inspection of the unit?

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Topics: HQS, Inspections, Outsourcing, UPCS, VASH, Veterans

Introducing Nan McKay and Associates Inspections (NMAI)

Posted by NMA on Sep 3, 2013 11:15:19 AM

Dorian JenkinsYou may have already heard about NMA's newest division of services — Nan McKay and Associates Inspections. This project was a long time in the making. Over the past years, we've seen an increasing demand for high-quality HQS outsourcing in the affordable housing industry. It was a service that NMA was eager to provide for our clients, but we wanted to first ensure that we could offer a variety of inspection models at a price that budget-conscious housing authorities could afford.

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Topics: HQS, Inspections, Outsourcing, UPCS

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