NSPIRE News and Events

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Stay up to date on the latest news, events, and ways to participate in the development of NSPIRE standards and inspection processes.

HUD Publishes Updates to Seven NSPIRE Standards

HUD Publishes Updates to Seven NSPIRE Standards [05.09.2022]
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently published seven updated standards. All new standards are available on the NSPIRE standards web page. Previous versions of the NSPIRE standards are also available. Read more »

Update On NSPIRE Demonstration Inspections

Update On NSPIRE Demonstration Inspections [03.03.2022]
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has made significant progress toward its goal of completing over 900 NSPIRE Demonstration inspections by the end of May 2022. Read more »

What to Expect in an NSPIRE Demonstration Inspection

What to Expect in an NSPIRE Demonstration Inspection [03.03.2022]
As HUD ramps up inspections of properties volunteering to participate in the Demonstration for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE), the NSPIRE Information Center has received questions regarding what to expect in a Demonstration inspection. Read more »

NSPIRE Demonstration Inspections Begin

NSPIRE Demonstration Inspections Begin [09.30.2021]
Following the Amendment to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Inspection Guidance, HUD will begin conducting inspections to test the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) processes, protocols, and standards as a part of the NSPIRE Demonstration. Read more »

Federal Register Notice: NSPIRE Demonstration Extended

NSPIRE Demonstration Extended Through April 2023 [09.28.2021]
On September 28, 2021, HUD published a Federal Register notice, Notice of Continuation of Demonstration To Assess the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate and Associated Protocols, which extends the NSPIRE Demonstration through April 30, 2023. Read more »

NSPIRE Standards Version 2.1 Now Ready for Review

NSPIRE Standards Version 2.1 Released [04.02.2021]
This week, HUD released version 2.1 of the NSPIRE Standards. This latest version of the standards represents 18 months of development and incorporates input and observations from housing industry professionals and other stakeholders. Read more »

The NSPIRE Proposed Rule: Another Milestone Toward Implementation

The NSPIRE Proposed Rule: Another Milestone Toward Implementation [01.13.21]
On January 13, 2021, HUD announced the publication of the proposed rule for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE). It is open for comments until 03/15/2021. Read more »

Download the Get NSPIREd Newsletter, December 2020 Issue

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, December 2020 Issue [12.15.20]
The December issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Read about NSPIRE’s 2020 Year in Review and let REAC wish you the happiest of December holidays!
Download the Get NSPIREd Newsletter, December 2020 Issue (PDF) »

NSPIRE 2020: The Year in Review

NSPIRE 2020: The Year in Review [12.15.20]
HUD is grateful for all who helped make 2020 successful despite the challenges we have faced in this extraordinary year. Find out what we’ve accomplished together. Read more »

Download the Get NSPIREd Newsletter, November 2020 Issue

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, November 2020 Issue [11.24.20]
The November issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Find out about Remote Video Inspections, see a comparison of UPCS and NSPIRE, and read the wrap-up on round one of NSPIRE’s virtual workshops. Download the Get NSPIREd Newsletter, November 2020 Issue (PDF) »

Read the news story - Remote Video Inspections Move Forward

Remote Video Inspections Move Forward [11.24.20]
HUD implements the first Remote Video Inspections, helping to safeguard residents and make the most of resources. Read more »

Read the news story - Comparing UPCS and NSPIRE

Comparing UPCS and NSPIRE [11.24.20]
What’s the difference between UPCS and NSPIRE? Read a brief review of the differences between the two inspection protocols. Read more »

Read the news story - Round One of NSPIRE Virtual Workshops Completed

Round One of NSPIRE Virtual Workshops Completed [11.24.20]
HUD has completed round one of the NSPIRE virtual workshops, and the outcomes and feedback are good news. Read more »

Download the Get NSPIREd Newsletter, October 2020 Issue

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, October 2020 Issue [10.26.20]
The October issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Find out about the NSPIRE virtual workshop for residents, learn about NSPIRE's development in the time of COVID, and access the free NSPIRE Overview webcast. Download the Get NSPIREd October 2020 Issue (PDF) »

Read the news story – NSPIRE: A Model of Continuous Improvement

NSPIRE: A Model for Continuous Improvement [10.26.20]
HUD continues development of NSPIRE, including an explanation of the Continuous Improvement model that helps to not only shape the NSPIRE standards but also maintain the effectiveness of the standards over time.
Read more »

NSPIREd Newsletter, September 2020 Issue

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, September 2020 Issue [09.23.20]
The September issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Find out about the NSPIRE virtual workshop for residents, learn about NSPIRE's development in the time of COVID, and access the free NSPIRE Overview webcast. Download the Get NSPIREd September2020 Issue (PDF) »

NSPIRE in the Time of COVID [09.23.20]

NSPIRE in the Time of COVID [09.23.20]
HUD continues development of NSPIRE, including collecting feedback and input and educating the public, with consideration towards physical distancing during the pandemic. Read more »

HUD Hosts the First NSPIRE Virtual Workshop for Residents [09.23.20]

HUD Hosts the First NSPIRE Virtual Workshop for Residents [09.23.20]
On September 1, 2020, HUD held the first of many virtual workshops designed to bring residents into the NSPIRE development process.
Read more »

NSPIREd Newsletter, August 2020 Issue

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, August 2020 Issue [08.21.20]
The August issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Learn about version 1.3 of the NSPIRE standards and NSPIRE virtual workshops, get updates on participation in the NSPIRE Demonstration, and see recent and upcoming events. Download the Get NSPIREd August 2020 Issue (PDF) »

NSPIRE Standards Version 1.3 Released [07.30.2020]
A fully updated set of NSPIRE Inspection Standards, greatly improving technical accuracy, relevance, clarity and better defining the applicability to HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. Read more »

 

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, June 2020 Issue

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, June 2020 Issue [06.22.20]
The June issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Learn about the new NSPIRE Demonstration Volunteer Properties Benefits Webinar, NSPIRE’s new look on the HUD website, and recent and upcoming events. Download the Get NSPIREd June 2020 Issue (PDF) »

NSPIREd Newsletter, March 2020 Issue

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, March 2020 Issue [03.24.20]
The March issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Learn about the benefits of participating in the NSPIRE Demonstration, HUD’s response to COVID-19, and recent and upcoming events.
Download the Get NSPIREd March 2020 Issue (PDF) »

Was Your Property Selected for NSPIRE Demo? [02.24.20]
HUD continues to welcome applications for NSPIRE demonstration, and the selection process is ongoing. The first round of selected properties have now received the approval notices and are listed here—together with the full list of all volunteer properties. Read more »

Putting People First

NSPIRE Needs Your Input! [02.13.20]
Early Versions of NSPIRE Standards are Ready! HUD has released early versions of NSPIRE standards for HUD-assisted housing and welcomes comments to ensure clarity, accuracy, overall usability, and any other relevant aspects. Read more »

February NSPIREd Newsletter

Get NSPIREd Newsletter, February 2020 Issue [02.12.20]
The February issue of Get NSPIREd, the official NSPIRE newsletter, is available now. Learn more about NSPIRE, how to register for the NSPIRE Demonstration, and recent and upcoming events. Download the Get NSPIREd February 2020 Issue (PDF) »

David Vargas

David Vargas to Attend HUD Forum on REAC/NSPIRE [01.30.20]
Deputy Assistant Secretary of REAC David Vargas will attend the March 9th “HUD Forum on REAC/NSPIRE,” organized by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). Read more »

NSPIRE Demonstration Resident Engagement Initiative
By and through the development and evaluation of new National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE), HUD seeks to maintain a resident-focused approach that prioritizes resident health and safety. Read more »

NSPIRE Demonstration Notice Has Been Released
Through the release of the NSPIRE Demonstration Notice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced another step to overhaul the Department’s 20-year-old inspection process to ensure taxpayer-supported housing is healthy and safe. Read more »

HUD seeks NSPIRE Standards Feedback
Taking into account public comments that HUD has received, we have reviewed the rationales and the health and safety determinations in the standards and make extensive changes to them in Version 1-2. The rationales are at the core of the NSPIRE process, and we welcome all comments on these revised rationales and health and safety determinations, and also every other part of these standards. Read more »

Voluntary Demonstration Participation Registration
HUD will launch a new physical housing inspection model and wants to test the adjustments to standards, protocols, and processes prior to nationwide implementation. The department is seeking participation from 4,500 properties and will select from a nationwide pool of Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and Property Owners and Agents (POAs). Read more »