U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Public and Indian Housing Office of Public Housing Investments. Physical Needs Assessment and Energy Audits for Public Housing. HUD Office of Public Housing Investments Bruce Rieder August, 2012. 1. What is a PNA?.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
Office of Public Housing Investments
Physical Needs Assessment and Energy Audits for Public Housing
HUD Office of Public Housing Investments
The Proposed PNA rule was published in the Federal Register On July 20, 2011. The rule itself is 5 pages. The rule and comments received can be reviewed at www. Regulations.gov
The PNA rule is in the final rulemaking clearance process.
The PNA rule replaces the current PNA regulation at 24 cfr 968.315(e)(2)
The PNA Rule will require:
All PHAs regardless of size to perform a PNA once every 5 years, to update annually, and to submit to HUD in a format determined by HUD-THE GPNA TOOL currently available
The PNA will have a planning horizon of 20 years
The PNA will be coordinated with and integrate data from the required energy audit
Minimum qualifications for a PNA provider, can be performed by qualified PHA staff
The Proposed EA rule was published in the Federal Register On November 17, 2011. The rule itself is 9 pages. The rule and comments received can be reviewed at www. Regulations.gov
The EA rule is in the final rulemaking clearance process.
The EA rule replaces the current EA requirement at 24 cfr 965.302
Enables HUD to better understand the needs
HUD will have real time nation-wide data based upon PHAs’ actual needs to inform policy decisions
HUD will be better able to communicate needs to Congress and others
HUD will be better able to design targeted programs and support policy review
Status and Rollout
A working draft copy of the PNA tool was posted on the HUD website in November, 2011. Final version posted July 20, 2012.
A contract for training and providing technical assistance to PHAs and field offices was solicited and is in the contract award phase.
The contract will provide for a series of webinars, and direct technical assistance to PHAs
-The PHA enters an estimated useful life in the cost library for each of the items from a national index or its local supportable data set.
-The PHA enters quantity and remaining useful life for each component item on tool created inspection sheets for a sample set of each class of components-site, building exterior, building systems, units, and common areas if applicable. (same classifications as PASS)
-The tool (cost library and inspection sheet)is pre-populated with most commonly applicable components but is fully editable by the PHA to reflect their actual components
HUD will collect summary level data from the PHAs:
Replacement Needs for Site, Building Exterior, Building Systems, Common Areas, and Unit gross numbers plus major historical component cost items such as roofs, windows, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.
Sustainability Needs within 23 designated measures and “other ”
Marketability Needs Capital Improvements
Accessibility Needs Capital Improvements
Email to: HUDPNA@hud.gov
PNA Tool: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/capfund/physicalassessment
search on HUD proposed rules published in federal register on July 20, 2011 and November 17, 2011
PIH Energy Conservation Resources: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/phecc
Dept of Energy