HUD assesses the physical conditions of multifamily properties and notifies owners of its assessment. The owners, under certain circumstances, are provided an opportunity to seek a technical review of HUD's physical condition assessment and HUD may take action in certain cases where the housing is found not to be in compliance with the physical condition standards. Currently, the regulations establish different time frames for owners to request a technical review, depending on whether HUD transmits the inspection results through the Internet or certified mail. In order to improve uniformity in the technical review request process, this proposed rule would implement a standard time frame of 30 calendar days for the submission of a request for a technical review for both physical inspection results that are transmitted to the owner via the Internet or in hard copy form via certified mail.
Agency Contact: Kenneth Hannon, Director, Business Relationships and Special Initiatives Division, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 6176, Washington, DC 20410-8000; telephone (202) 708-3944, extension 2599 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- and speech- impaired persons may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
This is a proposed regulation.