For Public Housing Authorities—regardless of number of units—EMG is the go-to resource for all technical assessments, including the HUD Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA), and RAD Physical Needs Assessments. Our subject matter experts and project managers evaluate needs and project capital repair and replacement budgets on public housing facilities nationwide. Our proprietary software, AssetCALC™, also helps PHA Directors of Modernization collect and manage their data in a secure environment and empowers them with dynamic search and reporting capabilities.
EMG has assessed over 300,000 units of Public Housing in the last three years. EMG provides critical services to PHAs nationwide, including:
- Training services.
- Green Physical Needs Assessments
- RAD Physical Condition Assessment – see below
- Accessibility Assessments.
- Utility Allocation Studies.
- Energy Audits.
- ESCO contract monitoring.
- Construction Management.
HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration Program
A key part of the Department’s rental housing preservation strategy, which aims to preserve the nation’s supply of affordable rental housing, is the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which allows proven financing tools to be applied to at-risk public and assisted housing. Read more about RAD on the HUD website.
EMG has expertise in the three key elements of the RAD Physical Condition Assessment Statement of Work (RPCA SOW), and is available to complete reports nationwide.
- Physical Condition Assessment (PCA)
Existing conditions assessment to forecast future needs and capital costs over a 20-year term. EMG’s report identifies and prioritizes maintenance, repair, and modernization items throughout the building and site.
- Energy Audit
Comprehensive onsite assessment identifies potential areas for energy reduction and cost savings through the recommendation of Energy Conservation Measures. EMG provides a summary report of prioritized measures based on payback analysis and Savings to Investment Ratio.
- Energy Benchmarking
Baseline provides insight into the energy performance across all housing authority sites. EMG identifies areas with the greatest potential for energy savings, with recommendations for action. Energy Star Rating will be provided, if available.
Public Housing Authorities nation wide trust EMG as their single-source partner for every stage in the life cycle of their facilities, including: