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The UPCS protocols are the defect definitions used during HUD REAC PASS inspections. Our two-day training classes present UPCS in simple terms which will enable your staff personnel to not only conduct your own annual UPCS inspections, but also interpret the resulting data to prioritize, plan, and budget in a pro-active manner. Realistic and economical REAC PASS & UPCS suggestions and recommendations that are invaluable information for your staff to implement immediately in both daily and long term functions.


Uniform Physical Conditions Standards Class by The Inspection Group

July 9 & 10, 2019 – Fort Myers, FL

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August 7-8, 2019 – Williamsport, PA

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Rated R for REAC by The Inspection Group

June 26, 2019 – Westland, MI

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July 26, 2019 – Muncie, IN

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Online Training

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Learn about our Online UPCS training!

The content of this course is equivalent to our two-day, live classroom training in scope and content, but can be self-paced in increments over a period of weeks.

Expert REAC Advice

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With 21 years of experience in the field of REAC inspections, you can count on our experience and expertise to help you work your way through REAC inspections. From pre-REAC inspections to appeals after the inspection is done, we have you covered from A to Z.

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We can answer any questions you have about recent changes in the REAC Inspection process!

our History

The Inspection Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 to provide HQS and UPCS inspection services to public housing agencies and affordable housing management companies.

Over the years, The Inspection Group has put its unmatched experience to use in developing new inspection­related consulting and training services. We have grown to become a "full­ service" company serving the needs of the Public and Affordable Housing Industry with a wide range of field data collection and analysis tools and services, including:

Appeal Success Rate 92%

Private Client Repeat Business85%

Public 90%

Improved on past performance95%

  • REAC report reviews and score appeals
  • Energy Audits (EA)
  • Physical Needs Assessments (PNA)
  • Green Physical Needs Assessments (GPNA)
  • New UPCS inspection systems installation (including software and procedures)
  • Inspect5 Inspection Software
  • PHAS annual inspections per UPCS
  • HQS inspections
  • UPCS protocol training
  • REAC inspection preparation consulting
  • REAC inspection shadows

The Inspection Group, Inc. continues to grow by offering innovative solutions and developing effective new field data collection and analysis tools for both the Public and Private Housing Industry.

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