HUD Releases Final NSPIRE Rules 2023


June 27, 2023


Paul Flogstad

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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HUD is reforming REAC Inspections, updating the inspection protocol to a new set of standards and rules called NSPIRE. The new standards are focused on identifying hazardous conditions with a focus on living conditions in units. Additionally, NSPIRE will add new design requirements, which may require owners to invest in upgrades and new features. Starting in October of 2023, HUD will begin implementing the NSPIRE standards, and in this session, we'll discuss what owners and management agents need to do to prepare for the coming changes. 

The standards for NSPIRE are clearer and more direct than the current REAC requirements - UPCS. We'll review some of the most significant changes from the current protocol to the new NSPIRE standards.  We'll break down the requirements including photos of examples and references to the underlying code requirements.  The session will also review the new scoring method used on NSPIRE inspections, which is more streamlined and easy to understand, but also carries significant penalties and risks  for properties that fall to maintain everyday.

we’ll discuss the complete reinvention of the scoring methodology on REAC Inspections.  Join us for this engaging session about the coming changes and challenges of REAC NSPIRE.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Overview of NSPIRE protocol
  • NSPIRE Goals
  • The Demonstration Process
  • Discussion of some of the new deficiencies
  • Understanding the latest protocol on NSPIRE
  • Explaining the NSPIRE Demonstration
  • How to Integrate NSPIRE into Internal Self-Inspections
  • Impact of NSPIRE Changes on HOME, LIHTC, and other Programs

Session Highlights:

  • Understanding the NSPIRE Standards, Scoring, and Procedures How are these rules interpreted
  • Making the Changes Needed for NSPIRE What do the scores mean?
  • When Should You Start Training on NSPIRE?
  • The effects of NSPIRE on LIHTC, HOME, HTF, and other CPD Programs
  • Difference Between NSPIRE And REAC
  • How do you update your annual unit inspections and move-in inspections to comply with NSPIRE?

Who Should Attend:

  • Property Owners
  • Property Managers
  • Housing Authority Staff
  • Compliance Staff

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