HUD NSPIRE and REAC New Ruling

Date: November 28, 2023
Time: 01:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 Minutes
Speaker: Paul Flogstad



HUD has developed an INSPIRE model to update the physical inspection process. These new regulations go into effect in October of 2023.

This model of the inspection was introduced by the HUD in response to concerns about the effectiveness of the REAC Inspections.

The goal of the NSPIRE is to modernize and improve the inspection process of HUD-assisted properties with a stronger emphasis on health, safety, and functional aspects.

It is designed to be more resident-focused. It promotes transparency and collaboration among property owners, managers, and residents

The new NSPIRE model will make it easier for owners and managers. They have combined the inspectable areas down from five to just three. It also focuses on self-inspections. The goal is to initiate a continuous maintenance plan at the property


Session Highlights:

1)            Purpose of REAC and INSPIRE

2)            New inspection process

3)            New scoring system

4)           New inspection frequency


Who should attend ?

  • Property Managers
  • Property owners
  • Leasing agents
  • Builders
  • Developers
  • Realtors
  • Housing Authorities


Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training.

Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.
He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public. He also conducts research analysis for impediments to fair housing for grantees of federal CDBG funds.

Most recently, he has been a consultant to the City of Sioux Falls and the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a fair housing awareness program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves a three pronged approach to fair housing awareness. This approach makes use of an ombudsman concept and has proven to be very effective in dealing with discrimination and landlord/tenant issues.

For over twenty years was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs.