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Physical Inspection Manual

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MSHDA UPCS Plus Manual:
Section I updated 09/27/2010
Contents: Table of Contents

Section I: Site Inspectable Items (Pages 1-20)

Section II: Building Exterior Inspectable Items (Pages 21-42)
Section III: Building Systems Inspectable Items (Pages 43-58)
Section IV: Common Areas Inspectable Items (Pages 59-108)
Section V: Unit Inspectable Items (Pages 109-154)
Section VI: Health & Safety Inspectable Items (Pages 155-162)
This manual covers items that are in addition to deficiencies defined by the Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS) published by HUD. For MSHDA’s UPCS Plus inspections all deficiencies defined by HUD’s UPCS and these additional MSHDA only items must be followed.
UPCS Plus - MSHDA Deficiencies Only (34 Pages) Updated 09/27/2010
Related Information:

Revised HUD REAC Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions - Effective 01/01/2013:

Revised HUD REAC Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions Updated 10/22/2013

REAC Waiver Instructions Added 03/29/2011

Memorandum from MSHDA, dated August 12, 2005, clarifying Exigent Health and Safety Items versus Health and Safety Items:


Information (for all HUD Inspectors Certified in the use of the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Inspection Protocol) issued by HUD on August 31, 2005:

Call For Aid Policy and Guidance (Inspector Notice No. 2005-01)

Bed Bug Information issued by HUD and MSHDA on September 27, 2010 (for all HUD Inspectors Certified in the use of the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Inspection Protocol):

UPCS Inspection Protocol: Other Hazards - Bed Bug Infestation (Inspector Notice No. 2010-01)

  Technical Services Memorandum 2010-1 from MSHDA regarding Owner/Manager responsibitility and Inspection Protocol for Bed Bugs
Other Bed Bug Information: Emerging Disease Issues: Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bedbugs
Related Content
 •  2013 LIHTC Compliance Monitoring Manual
 •  LIHTC 8823 Guide
 •  HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, CHG 4 (Effective: 8-7-2013)
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