CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update

September 29, 2023

HUD issued the following notices today:

  • PIH 2023-28 (September 29, 2023) – Implementation of National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Administrative Procedures for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs – This notice finalizes the administrative procedures of National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs (and by reference to Housing Quality Standards (HQS), the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program (Mod Rehab) found in 24 CFR part 882). NSPIRE for HCV and PBV programs, referred to as NSPIRE-V during HUD’s demonstration, will be effective October 1, 2023, and will replace HQS, as previously defined in 24 CFR 982.401, as the inspection standards for these programs. As announced in the Federal Register on September 28, 2023, HUD extended the compliance date for HCV and PBV programs until October 1, 2024. This notice applies to all Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), including Moving-to-Work (MTW) PHAs, administering Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs.
  • PIH 2023-27/Notice H 2023–10 7 (September 29, 2023) – Implementation Guidance: Sections 102 and 104 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) – The purpose of this notice is to provide guidance to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily Housing (MFH) Owners on the implementation of the many program changes brought about by the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) sections 102 and 104 and detailed in the final rule published in Federal Register Notice 88 FR 9600 on February 14, 2023. Although the final rule addresses sections 102, 103, and 104, this notice addresses guidance for sections 102 and 104 only.Through this notice, HUD is also modernizing its documentation requirements to reduce the burden on families accessing housing assistance in support of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memo M-22-10, Improving Access to Public Benefits Programs Through the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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