September 5 PHADA Submits Comments on the Proposed Consortia Rule On September 5, PHADA submitted detailed comments to the proposed consortia rule, which was published in the Federal Register on July 11. PHADA's comments address areas of concern and recommend improvements that would reduce regulatory and administrative burdens on HAs.
September 4 CY 2014 Administrative Fee Proration Increase in Housing Choice Voucher Program The Department is pleased to announce that the Office of Housing Voucher Programs (OHVP) has identified additional carryover funds that will be used to increase the HCVP ongoing Admin Fee proration. At this time, it is estimated that the Admin Fee proration will increase from 75% to approximately 79%. Depending on the national leasing behavior throughout the year, the 79% may vary; however... Read more
September 2 Consortia Rule is Too Flawed On July 11, HUD published a proposed rule entitled, "Streamlining Requirements Applicable to Formation of Consortia by Public Housing Agencies." A summary of the proposed rule was published in the Advocate on August 13. HUD hopes to encourage more HAs to form consortia arrangements by enabling agencies to combine administrative functions to increase administrative efficiencies and effectiveness, to benefit smaller HAs with economies of scale, and to improve opportunities for housing choices. Read more