EBI coordinated with over 230 state housing authorities, completing all work ahead of schedule and on budget. Each local housing authority (LHA) had multiple properties that required assessments.
Our portfolio and assessor teams created spreadsheets and photo logs for each LHA compatible with DHCD’s database for easy uploading. Some of the identified concerns included: mechanical equipment failures, heat loss at thermal breaks, original roofing, failing rooftop vents, and deficiencies in roadway pavement, kitchen millwork, exterior decking, and inadequate interior flooring.
The LHAs didn’t request Accessibility Assessments. However, EBI noted a lack of necessary accessibility features such as push buttons, secured railings, chair lifts, etc. This oversight could have resulted in violations and fines if not addressed.
The EBI team paid close attention to specific concerns at each property and developed an efficient process to upload our analysis and recommendations directly to DHCD’s systems.