NSPIRE Compliance Date for HCV and PBV Programs Extended

On September 27, HUD released a notice under public inspection that extends the compliance period under the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) final rule for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Project Based Voucher (PBV), and Moderate Rehabilitation programs until October 1, 2024.

The delay is meant to give Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) additional time to implement NSPIRE standards as required by HUD. In this time, PHAs will have more time to train staff, communicate with landlords, and gain more knowledge from HUD in transitioning to NSPIRE.

PHAs must notify HUD of their decision in whether they decide to continue using Housing Quality Standards (HQS) for inspections or transition to NSPIRE before the October 2024 deadline.

To notify HUD of either decision, PHAs must email and send a courtesy copy to their Field Office representative. Additionally, PHAs must list the date on which they plan to transition to and or implement NSPIRE.

The notice is expected to be published in Federal Register on September 28, 2023.

For more information, please see the full notice here.