NSPIRE Standards

HUD SEEKS STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK ON STANDARDS

Following intensive review and revision, HUD presents a fully updated set of NSPIRE standards. The improvements in this release focus on technical accuracy, relevance, and clarity.

We welcome your comments on all aspects of the standards.

SUBMIT FEEDBACK ON THE STANDARDS  

CURRENT STANDARDS

STANDARDS

Version

Last Updated

Inspectable area(s) standard applies to:

Unit

Inside

Outside

Address and Signage Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Bathtub and Shower Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Cabinets Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Call-for-Aid System Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Ceiling Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Chimney Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Clothes Dryer Exhaust Ventilation Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Cooking Appliance Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Door – Entry Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Door – Fire Labeled Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Door – General Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Egress Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Electrical – Conductor Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Electrical – GFCI or AFCI – Outlet or Breaker Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Electrical – Outlet and Switch Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Electrical – Service Panel Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Elevator Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

 

Y

 

Exit Sign Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

 

Y

Y

Fence – Security Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Fire Escape Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Fire Extinguisher Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Flammable and Combustible Item Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Floor Covering and Finish Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Floor Drain Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Foundation Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Garage Door Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Grab Bar Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Graffiti Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

 

Y

Y

Guardrail Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Handrail Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Infestation Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Kitchen Countertop Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Kitchen Ventilation Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Leak Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Lighting – Auxiliary Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

 

Y

Y

Lighting – Exterior Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Lighting – Interior Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Litter Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

 

Y

Y

Mold-Like Substance Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Parking Lot Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Potential Lead-Based Paint Hazards – Visual Assessment Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Private Roads and Driveways Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Refrigerator Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Retaining Wall Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Roof Assembly Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Sharp Edges Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Sidewalk, Walkway, and Ramp Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Sink Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Site Drainage Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Smoke Alarm Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Sprinkler Assembly Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Stairs Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Structural System Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Toilet Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Trash Chute Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

 

Y

 

Trip Hazard Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Wall Covering and Finish – Exterior Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

   

Y

Wall Covering and Finish – Interior Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

 

Water Heater Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

Window Standard

2.1

04-02-2021

Y

Y

Y

» Download all NSPIRE version 2.1 standards in one .ZIP file (9MB)

How to Navigate NSPIRE Standards

HUD’s template guide offers a structural overview of the NSPIRE standards. Each standard is organized into two (2) sections that present key components of an inspectable element under the NSPIRE program. The first section describes attributes of the item and identifies each deficiency to be evaluated. The second section provides further detail on each applicable deficiency by its inspectable location(s). Review the template guide here.

Comments, Concerns, and Compliments

If you have any additional questions, comments, concerns, or compliments, please feel welcome to email the NPSIRE team at NSPIRE@HUD.gov. We also encourage you to check back to our website regularly as we will be considering feedback and modifying standards throughout the test period.

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