Services Housing Authority Inspections and Assessments
Housing Authority Inspections and Assessments
Federal, state and local governments face similar challenges in managing regulatory programs related to housing and building. They all want to encourage economic growth and meet the needs of citizens by providing safe, efficient and affordable housing and buildings. However, in meeting these goals, the various government entities sometimes create redundancy of effort. To alleviate this problem, the Federal government requires that various levels of government work together and make use of cooperative agreements.
The staff of IBTS recognizes that improvement in building technology and safety depends on all parties working together with a mutual understanding of and appreciation for the purpose and benefits of technology and codes. IBTS provides opportunities for state, county and local interest groups to convene and to have open discussions about regulatory issues. Improved coordination and expanded communication among these groups reduces costs, promotes efficiency, prevents redundancies and encourages partnerships. The result is the creation of building technology and codes that more completely serve the public interest.
By developing standardized electronic data-sharing methods and management guides for decision making, and facilitating problem-solving workshops, IBTS relieves government agencies of burdensome administrative tasks and improves the accuracy of their data and records. IBTS can also help develop methods for addressing problems mutually agreed upon by Federal, state and local governments.
IBTS's services in the area of facilitation and coordination among Federal, state, and local governments include:
- Nationwide program management support
- Meeting planning and facilitation
- Quality improvement of data and records, and identification of issues needing government action
- Development or improvement of information technology (IT) based management solutions
- Outreach and data-sharing support