June 22 Housing Groups meet with Rep. Palazzo Representatives from SERC-NAHRO, NAHRO, and PHADA were honored to have a dinner meeting with Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) on June 20, during SERC’s recent meeting in Biloxi, MS. The Congressman is the lead sponsor of H.R. 4816 – informally known as the Small Housing Authority Reform Proposal (SHARP). The group discussed the SHARP legislation, HUD appropriations, and other housing related matters. (Pictured left to right): David Baldwin, Tim Kaiser, Alice McCaffrey, Mike Sweet, Alan Ingram, Steve Merritt, Rep. Steven Palazzo, Michael Wong, Judy Mellard, Nancy Walker, John Bohm, Laura Lee Burkett, and Rusty Walker.
June 20 HUD Issues Proposed Rule Primarily to Replace 50th Percentile FMRs with Small Area FMRs On June 16, HUD issued its proposed rule primarily to replace of the current 50th percentile Fair Market Rents (FMRs) with its Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs). The Department states that its goal in pursuing this change is to address high levels of voucher concentration and to provide voucher holders with a greater ability to move into areas where jobs, transportation, and educational opportunities exist.Read more
June 16 UPCS-V DemonstrationComments Due Soon Please take this opportunity to submit comments to the Department's proposed UPCS-V demonstration. UPCS-V is a new, proposed inspection protocol in the in the Housing Choice Voucher program which could have significant impacts on any agency that operates a voucher-assisted housing program.Read more