Affordable Housing

  • HUD publishes updates to seven NSPIRE standards

    June 16, 2022

    As part of the development of its new NSPIRE physical inspection protocols, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published seven more standards to its bank of (now) 62 standards on which HUD is seeking feedback. Eventually, the bank of standards will be implemented after NSPIRE’s demonstration phase but will continue to be updated at least every three years as part of a “continuous improvement process.” Standards are updated to focus on health and safety conditions of residents' homes while reducing regulatory burden on housing providers and keeping abreast of current realities of the housing industry.” The seven newly published draft standards are for Call-for-Aid Standard (version 2.2); Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standard (version 2.2.1); Door - Fire Labeled Standard (version 2.2.1); Exit Sign Standard (version 2.2); Fire Extinguisher Standard (version 2.2); Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Standard (version 2.2); and, Mold-Like Substance Standard (version 2.2). All new standards are available on the NSPIRE standards web page.