The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) will follow HUD’s guidance on implementation of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) rule published May 11, 2023. MMHA has implemented the NSPIRE protocol at North View Manor and Wadsworth Tower as required by HUD to replace the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS). MMHA will further implement NSPIRE at its remaining properties owned and/or managed, replacing the UPCS standard effective 7/1/2024.

About REAC

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) assists in improving housing quality by performing accurate, credible, and reliable assessments of HUD’s real estate portfolio. REAC’s primary mission is to provide our customers with independent, actionable assessments that advance risk-informed decisions about the condition of the nation’s affordable housing portfolio.

The new NSPIRE model prioritizes health, safety, and functional defects over appearance. It implements inspections that better reflect the true physical conditions of the property. The NSPIRE model supports the adoption of sound, year-round maintenance practices.

NSPIRE Priorities for Residents NSPIRE Priorities for Inspectors NSPIRE Priorities for HUD

NSPIRE Resources