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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. 


NSPIRE scoring notice published 7/7/23

PIH Notice 2023-16 (administrative procedures)
published 6/30/23

NSPIRE standards
published 6/22/23

NSPIRE Final Rule posted 5/11/23

NSPIRE Score Calculator Excel download and video instructions posted 4/25/23

Proposed scoring notice posted 3/28/23

HUD's NSPIRE Get Ready session (YouTube) recorded 1/18/23

Recently added:

  • HUD published the final NSPIRE scoring notice in the Federal Register on July 7, 2023.
  • HUD issued PIH Notice 2023-16 on the Implementation of NSPIRE Administrative Procedures on June 30, 2023.
  • HUD published the final NSPIRE standards notice in the Federal Register on June 22, 2023.

Inspections Training for NSPIRE

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NSPIRE for Public Housing

Develop and master the skills needed to be an effective and efficient public housing inspector over a three-day class designed for the HCV or Public Housing programs.

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!

Housing Help Sessions

NSPIRE for Public Housing

Get an overview of NSPIRE for public housing programs in just two hours.

Recording available now! Watch NMA’s industry-leading experts engaged in an in-depth discussion of NSPIRE tailored to the needs of agencies with public housing units. Topics include 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 does not cover the HCV program. NMA will offer a separate session tailored to the HCV program. Stay tuned!


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.

June 22, 2023: Final Inspection Standards Notice PublishedHUD published the final NSPIRE standards in the Federal Register.

June 30, 2023: Administrative Procedures Implementation Notice IssuedHUD issued PIH Notice 2023-16 on the Implementation of NSPIRE Administrative Procedures.

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

July 7, 2023: Final Scoring Notice IssuedHUD published the final NSPIRE standards in the Federal Register.

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


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