Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

July 21
HUD Continues Implementing Moving to Work (MTW) Expansion
HUD is moving ahead with steps to implement the expansion of the MTW Program with 100 additional agencies. The Department published the names of the the new committee members in June, and on July 12, HUD announced dates and agendas for the first two meetings. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from 1:00–4:00 pm. The second is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the same time. Both will be held via telephone. Members of the public, including HAs interested in applying to become MTW agencies, may participate in the committee meetings by calling: 800-230-1766. Read more

July 7
HUD Issues Proposed Rule to Change Its HCV Admin. Fee Study Formula
On June 6, HUD officially published its proposed rule a new methodology for determining the amount of funding a Housing Authority (HA) will receive for administering the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The Department’s new fee formula includes three significant modifications, HA-level “apples-to-oranges” fee rate comparisons, and many questions posed for public comment. Read more

July 6
PHADA Submits Comments to UPCS-V Demonstration
On July 5, 2016, PHADA submitted comments to the Department’s “Notice of Demonstration to Test Proposed New Method of Assessing the Physical Conditions of Voucher Assisted Housing.” PHADA’s submission included approximately 20 pages of questions and concerns related to both the proposed new inspection standard for the Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV), UPCS-V, as well as the Department’s plan for implementation and administration of the demonstration. Read more

July 5
HUD Issues Notice on Set-Aside Funding for Project-Basing HUD-VASH Vouchers
HUD issued a notice of $15 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding that will support approximately 2,000 units of project-based voucher (PBV) assistance. The vouchers are being made available from a set-aside from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. These PBVs will enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services. 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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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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