HUD recently announced that PHAs can register for its new voluntary demonstration that will test new inspection protocols. PHAs participating in the demonstration, known as NSPIRE, will receive one inspection per property during the demonstration period. Scores will be advisory and participants will be asked to provide feedback to HUD on the new inspection model through various methods such as listening sessions and focus groups.
Registration for the demonstration follows HUD’s listening sessions held this spring across the country, where REAC staff discussed the 14-day notification schedule change and provided some very preliminary details about the protocol changes that would be included in the demonstration. At the time, REAC described the demonstration as a voluntary two-year pilot that will focus on health and safety issues and a scoring system that more accurately assesses whether property owners are appropriately maintaining their property year-round.
More information about conditions for participation is available on HUD’s website. A notice including details of the demonstration is expected shortly.