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Preparing your agency for NSPIRE

Stay on top of HUD's new inspections protocol

We're actively monitoring NSPIRE, and we're here to help.

Stay informed with the resources and information below, curated for you by NMA's dedicated team of experts, who have followed NSPIRE since its conception. 


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Inspections Training for NSPIRE

Register now for NSPIRE for Public Housing training

NSPIRE for Public Housing is NMA's newest three-day training, with 19 dates already on the calendar. Sign up now to develop and master the skills needed to be an effective and efficient public housing inspector.

As always, NMA is committed to delivering the most accurate and up-to-date training in the industry. Now that HUD has released the final versions of the NSPIRE standards and the implementation notice, we're pleased to offer you a training that's 100% up to the standard of quality NMA has upheld for 43 years: always accurate, always the best!

NSPIRE HCV training is coming: Fall 2023

Housing Help Sessions

NSPIRE for Public Housing

June 30, 2023: A new webinar with Samantha Sowards and Michael Petragallo

HUD REAC will begin using NSPIRE protocols to inspect your public housing units this summer. Let us help you get ready to implement NSPIRE for your Public Housing program! NMA’s industry-leading experts will conduct an in-depth discussion of NSPIRE tailored to the needs of agencies with public housing units. We’ll discuss scoring, software, the different types of inspections, what to expect during an inspection, how to read the standards, and your most commonly asked questions.

Note: This training will not cover the HCV program. NMA will offer a session tailored to the HCV program later this summer. Stay tuned!

NSPIRE: An Interactive Discussion with Industry Experts

Presented by Samantha Sowards, Ashela O'Connor, Michael Petragallo, and Andrew Denicola, March 27, 2023

This discussion, led by members of our dedicated policy team who are closely monitoring the development of the new inspections protocol, shares what we knew as of late March 2023.

This session is not intended as an NSPIRE training course.


August 21, 2019: HUD Announces NSPIREHUD announced NSPIRE.

September 2019: HUD begins publishing draft standardsHUD began publishing draft standards.

June 16, 2022: HUD Publishes NSPIRE standards version 2.2HUD published the most recent version of the standards (Version 2.2). The final version of the standards will be published in the Federal Register following HUD's review and adjudication of public comments.

March 28, 2023: HUD publishes proposed NSPIRE scoring noticeHUD published the proposed NSPIRE scoring notice in the Federal Register for public comment.

April 1, 2023: Effective Date for the Public Housing Program


May 11, 2023: NSPIRE Final Rule Published in the Federal RegisterHUD published the NSPIRE Final Rule in the Federal Register.

July 1, 2023: Compliance Date - Public HousingPHAs with public housing programs must fully comply with the final rule (as yet unpublished).

October 1, 2023: Effective and Compliance Dates for the HCV, CPD, and Multifamily ProgramsHCV and Multifamily programs must fully comply with the final rule (as yet unpublished).


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