The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Publishes New Proposed NSPIRE Rules

Posted By: Michelle Manns Industry News,

On June 18, 2022, HUD published a request for comments of proposed changes to the NSPIRE demonstration program that involve updates to seven (7) proposed NSPIRE standards. These are part of the proposed NSPIRE protocols, which are currently being used in a demonstration program.

Many of the changes in this update deal with the steps to align inspections for the voucher program, which currently use Housing Quality Standards (HQS), and properties currently using Uniform Physical Condition Standards for Vouchers (UPCS-V). This includes proposed periods of time for repairs that conform to requirements in HOTMA for voucher programs. The seven (7) standards pertain to:

1. Call-For-Aid

2. Carbon Monoxide Alarm

3. Door-Fire Label

4. Exit Sign

5. Fire Extinguisher


7. Mold-Like Substance

All NSPIRE standards currently being proposed will go into effect once a final rule has been published, which is expected in Calendar Year (CY) 2023, or later if the demonstration program is extended. Until a final rule has been published, owners and agents should continue using the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS). Click here to read more about these changes