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Learn About New REAC NSPIRE Standards and How to Achieve the Best Results

NSPIRE – A Change of Direction for Compliance Inspections

Starting in 2023, we will be providing training on HUD REAC’s new NSPIRE standards, which are taking effect later in the year. In this course, we will break down what NSPIRE is and what it isn’t, and how it will affect everyone, from the boardroom to the boiler room.

Our REAC NSPIRE Training workshop includes a high-level review of the NSPIRE Inspection Standards, Scoring, Policies, and Procedures.   We clarify what managers and maintenance need to know to succeed at REAC Inspections in clear and easy-to-understand language. Most importantly, we discuss the best way to understand the NSPIRE requirements and ensure properties always remain prepared.

Understanding the NSPIRE Standards, Scoring, and Procedures

This course is much more than just a maintenance course. For example, we discuss regulatory requirements, online systems, and required reporting. Next, we discuss effective methods for oversight and daily planning to ensure full compliance with REAC NSPIRE. Above all, we discuss what we can all do to create better-living environments and reduce the stress of deferred maintenance.

NSPIRE is much more than a new checklist. The new inspection procedures will include:

  • Changes to Unit Sampling
  • More Transparent Scoring Methodology
  • Scoring Heavily Weighted to Unit Conditions
  • New Online Systems for Reporting Inspections and Repairs

Making the Changes Needed for NSPIRE

The new NSPIRE standards will refocus the inspection process on Health & Safety, essential Building Safety Codes, and Unit Conditions.

HUD has not yet published the “Scoring Notice” in the Federal Register. However, the new standards is expected early in 2023, at which point, HUD will begin taking comments on the new scoring methods.

Starting in April of 2023, we will offer training on NSPIRE that will break down what you need to know, including:

  • What is different in NSPIRE than the current standards (UPCS and HQS)?
  • What are the NSPIRE Standards and How to Understand the Requirements
  • How does NSPIRE Scoring Work
  • How to Navigate HUD’s Online Reporitng Systems
  • The affects of NSPIRE on LIHTC, HOME, HTF, and other CPD Programs
  • How do you update your annual unit inspections and move-in inspections to comply with NSPIRE?

When Should You Start Training on NSPIRE?

Getting everyone on your team will be an important objective for companies and agencies throughout the multifamily industries. As NSPIRE is replacing HQS and UPCS, which have been in place for decades, the changes are going to effect a multitude of programs. US Housing Consultants is uniquely positioned to provide assistance to companies and housing agencies.  Our team of complianece analysts and inspection consultants have decades of experience with both the inspection and regulatory requirements for:

  • HUD REAC Inspections on Multifamily PBRA and Public Housing
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Compliance Inspections and Policy Assistance
  • HOME (24 CFR 92.504(a)) and Housing Trust Fund (24 CFR 93.301)
  • Shelter Plus Care and Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Continuum of Care Programs

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–Mary Ross, RBD Business Development

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