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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

HUD has released PIH Notice 2022-01 requiring the use of carbon monoxide detectors in all units receiving federal rental assistance . This notice is to inform all owners/managers that receive Housing Assistance Payments (Section 8/HCV) that compliance is mandatory no later than December 27th, 2022. 

This notice clarifies that HUD will enforce the requirements instituted by Congress requiring that all Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and  Project Based Vouchers (PBV) comply with the International Fire Code (IFC) 2018 standards on the installation of CO alarms or detectors by December 27, 2022. 

Effective 12/27/2022, in accordance with HUD NOTICE PIH 2022-01, every separate building or addition to an existing building, regardless of year constructed and having a fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, an attached garage, or other feature, fixture, or element that emits carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion shall have an approved operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for sleeping purposes.

Where a fuel-burning appliance is located within a bedroom, or its attached bathroom, carbon monoxide detection shall be installed within the bedroom.

During the HQS inspection, if the unit is found to be out of compliance with the required placement location, approved detectors/alarm, and or nonfunctioning detectors, a 24-hour Emergency fail will be created for each instance and reinspected the following day.