According to HUD's website, the goals of NSPIRE are to:
- Prioritizes health, safety, and functional defects over those about appearance.
- Focus is on the areas that impact residents. This model includes more objective standards, value-added inspection protocols, and scoring elements that are more defensible and less complex.
- Inspectors will spend more time in units and the overall results will better identify substandard properties.
All of the changes for NSPIRE are proposals at the moment and there are bound to be a number of changes and updates, and eventually new HUD software to be developed around a new protocol. In the interim, the existing UPCS Inspection Code will be used to conduct inspections with the new 14-day limited notice standards.