Case Study

Newark Housing Authority

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The Newark Housing Authority selected EMG to perform Physical Needs Assessments for more than half of the Newark Housing Authority portfolio. The assessments were completed by EMG in an expedited 3-month timeframe – meant to meet timing required for tax credit submission.

EMG’s team performed comprehensive field audits of all Newark Housing Authority sites, including common areas and apartment spaces, community spaces, administrative and management offices, storage spaces, mechanical rooms and metering rooms. All HVAC systems, apartment appliances, laundry systems and energy metering systems were reviewed and evaluated for identification of energy savings opportunities and Energy Star alternatives. EMG then evaluated the effectiveness of the new HUD PNA tool by facilitating an accurate and efficient inspection, noting deficiencies and providing recommended improvements addressing specific evaluation criteria.

EMG’s final energy audit reports included a building/facility overview and an analysis of existing conditions for each building, dividing their findings into major work categories, providing detailed information to identify and prioritize the listings of the properties’ immediate and non-critical repair needs.

EMG consolidated the reports on properties reviewed by EMG with those completed by a third-party into a single HUD Tool that could be uploaded to HUD. At the end of the engagement, EMG successfully loaded the completed GPNA to HUD.


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EMG Client

Newark Housing Authority

Asset Type

Multi-Family Housing

Services Provided

  • Physical Needs Assessments

Size & Location

6,000 Units
6 Developments
New Jersey