HUD's REAC (Real Estate Assessment Center) New NSPIRE Standards

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
Free Zoom Webinar
Category: Education

HUD is reforming REAC Inspections, updating the inspection protocol to a new set of standards and rules called NSPIRE. The new standards are focused on identifying hazardous conditions with a focus on living conditions in units. Additionally, NPSIRE will add new design requirements, which may require owners to invest in upgrades and new features. Starting in October of 2023, HUD will begin implementing the NSPIRE standards.

 In this session, we’ll discuss what owners and management agents need to do to prepare for the coming changes. The standards for NSPIRE are clearer and more direct than the current REAC requirements - UPCS. We’ll review some of the most significant changes from the current protocol to the new NSPIRE standards. We’ll break down the requirements including photos of examples and references to the underlying code requirements.

The session will also review the new scoring method used on NSPIRE inspections, which is more streamlined and easy to understand but also carries significant penalties and risks for properties that fail to maintain every day. Join Scott Precourt of US Housing Consultants to discuss the coming changes and challenges of the NSPIRE reforms.

In this session, we will discuss:
  • New NSPIRE Scoring Methodology
  • A Crosswalk Review of Changes from UPCS to NSPIRE
  • Practical Examples of Differences in Inspection Standards and Methods
  • New Design Requirement Standards
  • How to Integrate NSPIRE into Internal Self-Inspections
  • Impact of NSPIRE Changes on HOME, LIHTC, and other Programs


Scott Precourt 


Scott Precourt is the Founder and Sr. Partner of US Housing Consultants and co-founder of InspectCheck Software. Scott served as the President/CEO from 2006 to 2017, and in 2018, he moved into a role focused on training and business development. He has worked with owners and managers of affordable housing for more than twenty years, finding effective ways to resolve HUD and Tax Credit non-compliance issues, ranging from physical inspection issues to compliance matters. Scott is well known within the industry for developing new and innovative solutions to prevent and correct non-compliance and is also known as a leading voice on training for HUD REAC Inspections. Scott developed the services, products, software platforms, and procedures for US Housing Consultants, and oversees the Company’s growth and development.

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