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Demonstration to Assess the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate and Associated Protocols

The shift to the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) will further one of HUD's highest priority strategic outcomes--resident health and safety.

FR Document: 2019-17910          PDF Pages 43536-43542 (7 pages)
Citation: 84 FR 43536                 Permalink

The shift to the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) will further one of HUD's highest priority strategic outcomes—resident health and safety. HUD is looking at the implementation of NSPIRE as an opportunity to reduce regulatory burden through alignment and consolidation compared to either maintaining or increasing the number of standards and protocols to evaluate HUD-assisted housing across multiple programs. During this demonstration, HUD will solicit volunteers to test the NSPIRE standards and protocols as the means for assessing the physical conditions of HUD-assisted and -insured housing. The demonstration, which will include approximately 4,500 properties, will be implemented on a rolling, nationwide basis and will assess all aspects of the physical inspection line of business of the Real Estate Assessment Center—the collection, processing, and evaluation of physical inspection data and information, including a new scoring model. As the first step in the implementation of NSPIRE, HUD is soliciting comment on this proposed, voluntary demonstration. HUD will consider the comments and incorporate them into the demonstration. Subjecting the NSPIRE model to a multistage demonstration will serve as an opportunity to refine processes and ensure all mechanisms are in place to facilitate the transition to a nationwide implementation. This demonstration will also serve as the precursor to any required rulemaking.

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