SAHF Submits Letter on NSPIRE Scoring Propose Scoring Notice
April 27, 2023
SAHF Submits comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) and Associated Protocols. SAHF applauds HUD's efforts to develop an inspection model that aligns with housing quality and appropriately identifies conditions that impact the health and residents of HUD-assisted properties. However, we are concerned that certain aspects of HUD’s proposed scoring methodology could have unintended and harmful consequences, potentially overemphasizing certain deficiencies including those most out of the actual control of owners. In this letter, SAHF provides recommendations that we believe would lead to NSPIRE inspection scores that are more reflective of a property’s current state, correct deficiencies in a time-sensitive manner, and better ensure a comprehensive rollout of NSPIRE.