Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

June 20
Press Release: HUD Names New Moving To Work Advisory Committee
Washington, DC, June 21 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today named 15 persons to a new federal research advisory committee charged with offering independent advice to HUD on how to approach specific aspects of the seven-year expansion of the Department’s Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration. Read the press release

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

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Issues and PHADA Resources

The drop-down menu below lists a number of important issues and topics relating to public housing. Use it as a resource to read up on past and present articles specific to those topics.

SHARP Toolkit

SHARP ToolkitSmall PHA Reform Toolkit
Get the latest information on Small PHA Reform.

H.R. 4816 (Palazzo bill)
Download a PDF of the House SHARP (Palazzo) bill.

SHARP Publication
Download the PDF information booklet (4 pages) that outlines how SHARP can help small agencies with smart streamlining.

VIDEO: Rep. Palazzo (R-MS) Introducing The Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2016 (H.R. 4816)
Watch the webcast of bipartisan legislation addressing the administrative burdens facing small and rural housing authorities across the country.

HUD Budget

FY 2017 Proposed HUD Budget
Get the latest information on the FY '17 budget.

FY 2017 Public Housing and Section 8 Program Funding Needs

HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Website
Provides background materials, authorizing legislation, and examples of resources.

Industry Group's Proposal to Address Budget Crisis

Preserving Public Housing
(PDF download)

Realistic Options to Increase Revenue,
Reduce Costs and Provide Program Flexibility

PHADA's Position Papers

PHADA's Issue Briefs



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