Federal Register: October 24, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 206)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-27188
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Housing and Urban Development Department
Docket ID: [Docket No. FR-4497-N-09]
RIN ID: RIN 2577-AC08
ACTION: Public and Indian housing:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS); Notice of PHAS Transition Assistance for Certain PHAs Concerning PHA Inspection of Occupied Units
This document notifies public housing agencies (PHAs) with fiscal years ending September 30, 2000, December 31, 2000, March 31, 2001, and June 30, 2001, that they may conduct annual physical inspections of their units in accordance with HUD's Housing Quality Standards.
Public Housing Assessment System—; Occupied units; inspection; transition assistance,
On January 11, 2000 (65 FR 1712), HUD issued a final rule, as amended June 6, 2000 (65 FR 36042), that made certain amendments to the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) regulations. The PHAS was implemented by final regulations published on September 1, 1998. The amendments published to the PHAS regulations on January 11, 2000, followed a proposed rule published on June 22, 1999, and were prompted by both statutory and administrative changes to the PHAS.
II. Additional Transition Assistance to Certain PHAs
Following publication of the January 11, 2000, final rule, HUD was asked to provide further transition assistance to PHAs with fiscal years ending March 31, 2000, and June 30, 2000, by allowing these PHAs to inspect occupied units in accordance with HUD's Housing Quality Standards (HQS). Under subindicator #3 of PHAS Indicator #3, Management Operations, PHAs are assessed on the percentage of units and systems that a PHA inspects on an annual basis in order to determine shortterm maintenance needs and longterm Capital Fund needs. PHAs must inspect these units in accordance with HUD's Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPSC). In a June 6, 2000 (65 FR 36047) notice, HUD advised PHAs with fiscal years ending March 31, 2000 and June 30, 2000, of the extended transition assistance permitting these PHAs to inspect their units in accordance with HQS because HUD only recently released its physical inspection and training guidebook.
Through this notice, HUD advises that it will further extend the
transition assistance provided in the June 6, 2000, notice to PHAs with
fiscal years ending September 30, 2000, December 31, 2000, March 31,
2001, and June 30, 2001. All PHAs with fiscal years ending on or after
September 30, 2001, must inspect units in accordance with HUD's UPCS. [[Page 63606]]
Dated: October 16, 2000.
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
Donald J. LaVoy,
Director, Real Estate Assessment Center.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
For further information contact the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC), Attention: Wanda Funk, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1280 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 800, Washington DC, 20024; telephone Technical Assistance Center at (888)2454860 (this is a toll free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access that number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 8778339. Additional information is available from the REAC Internet Site, http:// www.hud.gov/reac.