The Greater Dayton Premier Management (GDPM) commissioned Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. (CHS) on November, 24 2004 to evaluate forty-three (43) GDPM public housing developments in Montgomery County, Ohio.
This Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) was commissioned to assist the GDPM in creating a long-term strategic plan for the agency. This assessment also assists the GDPM in their compliance with the HUD Annual and 5-year Plan requirements stipulated in Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA).
The purpose of the assessment was to help the GDPM evaluate the long-term viability of their public housing inventory. The approach taken for this PNA was to determine the improvements required to achieve the following objectives.
- Maintain the properties in a “safe, decent, and sanitary” condition. This is a major component of the GDPM Mission Statement.
- Elimination of undesirable (difficult to rent) units and sites.
- Enhancements required to meet market demands, based on the separately prepared 2005 GDPM Market Study.
- Modifications required for accessibility as described in the 2005 Section 504 Evaluation and Transition Plan.