Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program

Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program

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Unlike routine maintenance, capital needs are the large-scale improvements required to make the housing decent and economically sustainable, such as replacing roofs or updating plumbing and electrical systems to increase energy efficiency. The study also looks at the estimated cost of energy and water conservation projects. It finds that the nation's 1.2 million public housing units need an estimated $25.6 billion for large scale repairs. This report updates a 1998 analysis and includes costs to address overdue repairs, accessibility improvements for disabled residents, lead abatement, and water and energy conservation that would make the homes more cost effective and energy efficient. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.Windows (BA) (15% of Existing Modernization Needs) The REAC inspection process accounts for broken, missing, or cracked window panes, damaged/ missing window screens, damaged sills/frames/lintels/trim, missing/deteriorating caulking or sealant ... REAC system, thus no estimate can be made of the costs to repair/replace the windows currently or as part of the accrual cycle. ... countertops , inoperable dishwashers, inoperable garbage disposals, clogged kitchen drains, leakinganbsp;...

Title:Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program
Author:Meryl Finkel
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-10-01


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