Pictured: Derrick Ratliff with GHURA staff at the Sheraton Hotel. With everyone in attendance fully vaccinated, masks were optional for this photo.
Thanks to the efforts of Inspector Trainer Derrick Ratliff and Regional Account Manager KK Dawson, 50 staff members from Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) received quality training in Project-Based Maintenance Management and UPCS Fundamentals last month.
A far away housing authority
The value of training
Right: During breakout sessions for inspections case studies, attendees identified deficiencies and reported back to the group
The two-week training trip was an amazing experience for Derrick, who fell in love with the beautiful island, as well as for the housing authority staff.
The training was a critical step toward ensuring inspections were up to standard. The Real Estate Assessment Center’s (REAC) standards have changed considerably through the years, as HUD has made improvements.
Derrick's training gave GHURA a new inspection protocol, National Standards for Physical Inspections of Real Estate (NSPIRE), which will be introduced to include updates on life-threatening deficiencies.
We're excited to deliver training to GHURA again in the future, particularly if it means returning to their blue, blue ocean waters and coconut groves.
Left: Derrick with GHURA's AMP management team and maintenance supervisors
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