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Download our free USHC-crafted NSPIRE Standards manual today

NSPIRE becomes the “law of the land” on Oct. 1, 2023.

The inspection protocol replaces the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) and the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) protocols. NSPIRE, like all new things, requires investigation and understanding and US Housing Consultants has created a vital and free product that will help you nail down the changes prior to October.

Our new online resource and downloadable manual is clear, thorough, and incisive. It will help guide you through the interpretation and implementation of the new standards. The manual can be accessed gratis here, and we invite you sign-up for updates here.

In this online resource library and downloadable manual, we have condensed the NSPIRE standards and organized the standards into a format that is more consistent with industry standard approaches for buidling codes, inspection standards, and operating terminology. This manual also removes some of the redundancies in HUD’s NSPIRE standards. Our Understanding NSPIRE Standards Manual reduces the standards from approximately 650 pages on HUD’s website to just under 70 pages.

This manual is the basis of Understanding NSPIRE Standards Seminars and ACE Certification Courses, and we will be updating it once official updates have been added to HUD’s website. From Fire and Life Safety to structural issues, US Housing Consultants’ NSPIRE manual will be your inspiration for making your properties compliant and safe for your residents.

US Housing Consultants founder, Scott Precourt, penned much of the manual. “We realized that much of the NSPIRE standards were written with the application of REAC Inspections in mind, but with NSPIRE as the required standard for so many other applications – it seemed like the standards needed to be translated to something that can apply for HUD REAC use, but also LIHTC, HOME, and Voucher Programs.”

This is manual is being offered as a free resource for anyone in the affordable housing industry to use for non-commerical purposes only. Any distribution, copying, or other authorized use is prohibited by copyright and trademark protection.


NSPIRE introduces a new scoring system. While this method transforms REAC scoring from trigonometry to middle school math, which will result in much more transparent scoring results, there are some complexities. We’ve provided a web-based NSPIRE Score Estimation calculator to help you do the math right – no download required!

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