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Joe Miksch | REAC Inspections

HUD Offers a New HUD form 52580 for Voucher Inspections with NSPIRE

Agencies administering HUD’s HCV and PBV voucher programs can use the new checklist in MS Excel and two PDF formats to conduct an NSPIRE inspection. HUD suggests this optional tool be used in areas lacking internet connectivity. Yes, HUD just announced an optional extension to the NSPIRE implementation for voucher programs, which you can read […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

Extension of NSPIRE Compliance Date for HCV/PBV Programs

HUD today extended the compliance date for National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) final rule for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project Based Voucher (PBV) programs until October 1, 2024. NSPIRE was scheduled to go into effect October 1, 2023. The full notice can be read here. HUD says it is […]

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Joe Miksch | REAC Inspections

HUD Delays NSPIRE Implementation for CPD Programs

Today HUD published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the extension of the date for Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs to comply with NSPIRE. HOME, HTF, HOPWA, ESG, and CoC programs now have until October 1, 2024, to comply with the new inspection standards. The previous deadline was October 1, 2023.

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

HUD REAC Clarifies NSPIRE Scoring Methodology

HUD REAC recently published a clarification on the HUD REAC Scoring process. In this update, there were three areas discussed: 1) Duplicate Defects, 2) Non-Scoring Deficiencies, and 3) Delayed Scoring Deficiencies. Duplicate Defects on HUD REAC NSPIRE Inspections In the final scoring notice published in July of 2023, an exception was added for “duplicated defects,” […]

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Joe Miksch | REAC Inspections

More Changes to NSPIRE Standards

More Changes to NSPIRE Standards NSPIRE 3.0 was released by HUD on June 16, 2023. On August 11, HUD made additional changes to the NSPIRE Standards. We have updated our compact version of the NSPIRE standards on our website, and you can download an updated version of the manual now. NSPIRE went into effect on […]

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Scott Precourt | REAC Inspections

NSPIRE Scoring Notice Finalized (Again)

On July 7, 2023, HUD issued this notice finalizing the NSPIRE scoring standards. Let’s look at some of the most significant changes in the document. Root of the NSPIRE Scoring Notice Changes To develop a new scoring methodology, HUD solicited feedback from the public, including residents, housing industry groups, and housing professionals within and outside […]

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