Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

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February 5
House of Reps. Pass Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015
On February 2, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 3700) by a unanimous vote of 427–0. The bill contains five titles covering a range of programs including but not limited to: Public Housing, Section 8 tenant-based voucher and Project-Based Section 8 Rental Assistance, HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), Family Unification Program (FUP), Continuum of Care, Emergency Solution Grants, and rural housing programs. Read more

February 3
HUD Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
On February 3, the Department announced that it is considering rulemaking to address "over-income" residents in public housing, prompted by a report issued by the OIG last year. HUD states that this proposed rulemaking is intended to "ensure that individuals and families residing in HUD public housing in fact continue to need housing assistance from HUD after admission. Read more

February 2
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 on House Floor Today
By unanimous voice vote, the House Rules Committee cleared the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R.3700) for consideration on the House floor later today. A joint letter of support for H.R. 3700 by PHADA, CLPHA, and NAHRO is accessible here. Read more

January 21
HUD Announces a Family Unification Program and Family Self Sufficiency Demonstration
HUD recently announced a demonstration for Housing Authorities (HAs) to test the effectiveness of combining housing choice vouchers for eligible youth lacking adequate housing under the Family Unification Program (FUP) with assistance under the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. The purpose is to increase opportunities for housing youth with support to achieve self-sufficiency. Read more

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Highlights and Quick Reference

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Small PHA Reform Toolkit and SHARP PublicationToolkit
Get the latest information on Small PHA Reform

FY 2016 Proposed HUD Budget
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HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Website
Provides background materials, authorizing legislation, and examples of resources.

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


Industry Group's Proposal to Address Budget Crisis

PHADA's Position Papers:

FY 2016 THUD Appropriations
Small Housing Authority Reform Proposal (SHARP)

PHADA Issue Briefs

PHADA Scholarship Program
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