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HUD Housing Choice Voucher Landlord Newsletter


» NSPIRE Standards to Replace HQS for HCV Inspections (click here for the complete newsletter)
Inspections are a critical tool for helping HUD and landlords ensure that they provide safe and sanitary housing for assisted housing tenants. In the final rule published in May 2023, the National Standards for the Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) rule replaces  Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and updates HUD’s inspections process by implementing inspections that better reflect the true physical condition of the property.

The final rule streamlines standards and creates a unified assessment between the HUD Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Multifamily Housing Programs. HCV landlords can expect the new model to address some of their previous concerns by increasing inspection consistency through an objective set of standards and prioritizing health, safety, and functional defects over appearance. 

Landlords can find the full list of NSPIRE Standards here  and a simplified checklist here.  Additional materials, including training videos and webinars, will become available in the near future.

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