REAC Clarifies Requirement

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Earlier this year, we posted an announcement regarding HUD’s new requirement for Owners to install carbon monoxide detectors in all assisted units by December 27, 2022.

This week, leadership from HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) clarified that this new requirement does not apply to properties that have no gas-related building systems.  In other words, if all components of the property are run exclusively by electric power, carbon monoxide detectors are not required.  Owners must carefully evaluate all components of building systems beyond just appliances within residential units to determine if their property is exempt from this requirement.

Click here to read the Notice regarding the new HUD carbon monoxide alarm requirement for home and property owners, and the purpose and requirements of this notice.