Government Agency Reports

PM Environmental is experienced with the architectural, engineering and environmental due diligence requirements of the various government agencies involved with multifamily housing and healthcare properties, including:

  • The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs)
      • Project Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA)
      • RAD Physical Condition Assessment (RPCA)
      • Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA)
    • Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) guide for multi-family housing
    • LEAN Process for elderly nursing homes, assisted living facilities and board and care healthcare properties
       
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • USDA
  • The US Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • State and local specific requirements

PM’s staff of licensed professionals, including Architects, Engineers, and Scientists have the ability to accurately assess building condition issues to provide a complete report our clients can rely on. We understand the layers to the multifamily and healthcare properties lending landscape and are current on the various regulations, enabling us to produce the most accurate reports for your projects.  

PM completes Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) and Capital Needs Assessments (CNAs) in accordance with the requirements of the specific government agency involved, including:

  • HUD RAD Physical Condition Assessments (RPCA)
  • HUD Project Capital Needs Assessments (PCNAs)
  • HUD Green Physical Needs Assessments (GPNA)
  • Freddie Mac Property Conditions Reports (PCRs)
  • Fannie Mae Physical Needs Assessments (PNAs) 
  • USDA RD Capital Needs Assessment (CNAs)
  • State LIHTC Capital Needs Assessments
  • PCAs in accordance with ASTM E2108-08 standard for commercial and industrial buildings

PM also completes:

  • Reserve for Replacement (R4R) evaluations
  • Construction loan monitoring
  • Architectural/Engineering reviews
  • Energy & Sustainability analyses

Additionally, PM completes Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) compliant with the federal All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) rule and ASTM Standard E1527 that include the additional requirements of the specific government agency involved, including HUD 4128 forms. These additional services include, but are not limited to, vapor encroachment analysis, asbestos surveys, radon testing, lead-based paint testing, and lead in drinking water testing, NEPA assessment, among others.

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration program was established in 2011 to help convert at-risk public housing properties to project-based vouchers or rental assistance contracts under the Section 8 program. This voluntary conversion gives public housing authorities more flexibility to access private and public funding sources for renovations and improvements.  PM provides the RAD Physical Condition Assessments (RPCAs) that are part of the program requirements as well as assist PHAs with Green Physical Needs Assessments (GPNAs).
 

HUD Green Physical Needs Assessments (GPNAs) & Energy Audits

PM offers Green Physical Needs Assessments (GPNAs) as a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financing for multifamily properties. Our GPNAs are completed under the guidelines from HUD and are a modification of the traditional ASTM Property Condition Assessment, ASTM E2018-08, standard with additional focus on energy and sustainability related recommendations that are applicable to the property. 

PM provides energy auditing services by qualified Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Raters and Building Performance Institute (BPI) Analysts.  PM’s analysis of a property offers an accurate assessment of the building as it performs today and practical, cost-effective solutions for how the building can perform better with the implementation of energy efficiency measures.

The Energy Audit component of the GPNA is an analysis of the property’s energy usage, its building systems, operating conditions, and site conditions that can cause excessive energy use.  The purpose of the energy audit is to identify Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) in a hierarchal manner that allows property owners to make informed decisions ranked by shortest payback period of the implemented ECM. 

The green recommendations component to the GPNA discusses current property conditions and gives recommendations for traditional replacement options and, where appropriate, gives recommendations for green or environmentally friendly components.  A separate cost table is generated for green building component replacements so building owners can weigh the cost/benefit of implementing these recommendations.