Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

May 18
House Panel Considers T-HUD Bill
The House of Representatives T-HUD Subcommittee released its $58 billion FY 2017 appropriations bill on May 17. The subcommittee met to mark up the bill the following day, but no amendments will be considered until the full Appropriations Committee takes up the measure next week. Read more

May 17
MTW and T-HUD Bills Introduced
The current issue of the Advocate provides detailed information about all aspects of the Senate FY 2017 T-HUD bill. Senate appropriators’ best efforts produced a T-HUD bill that still leaves public housing dangerously underfunded. The spending bill provides approximately 86% of the Operating Fund need ($4.675B) and only 52% of the annually accrued capital needs ($1.925B). Read more

May 17
House Press Release: Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
May 17, 2016 – The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies. Read more

May 12
HUD Cites Use of Criminal Records in Tenant Screening as Potentially Discriminatory Under the Fair Housing Act
On April 4, 2016, the HUD General Counsel issued guidance (“Guidance”) on how administrative enforcement actions and litigation under the Fair Housing Act could be used to achieve a certain policy goal. The goal sought is to make it easier for persons with criminal records to gain admission to rental housing, both subsidized and unsubsidized. Read more

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Highlights and Quick Reference

newsThe 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

PHADA Scholarship Program
Click here for information on applying to the PHADA Scholarship Program



Legislative Action Center
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This section allows you to get in touch with elected officials, including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, and more. There is also a very useful media section that helps you find and contact national and local media.
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