New Inspection Standards will go into effect for the Housing Choice Voucher Program effective October 1st, 2023

On 6/20/2023, HUD finalized new inspection codes that will be replacing the current Housing Quality Standards (HQS) codes used for Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Inspections. The new standards are entitled the “National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate” (NSPIRE). 

HUD's Goal for Replacing Housing Quality Standards

HUD’s goal with these new standards is to reduce health and safety hazards in covered units, consolidate the inspection standards across multiple HUD programs such as Public Housing, Multi-Family, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program, and make the inspection standards clearer, less ambiguous, and less up to interpretation.

NSPIRE Standards go into Effect October 1, 2023

HUD has advised that all Housing Choice Voucher programs, nationwide, must enforcement of these new inspection codes starting October 1st, 2023. 

NSPIRE Resources

The new NSPIRE standards can be viewed by visiting the following link:

Click Here to download an abridged NSPIRE checklist.

More Information regarding NSPIRE can be found by visiting:

Have Questions?

NSPIRE-related questions can be answered directly by HUD via the following email: