October 17 HUD to Host UPCS-V Conference Call October 31 HUD has planned another UPCS-V update conference call on October 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The call will provide updates to the demonstration and next steps planned in the future. The Department will also discuss the UPCS-V test plan, including the evaluation of burdens and barriers to implementation to the voucher program as a whole. Additional information related to the call is included in the full email sent from HUD. PHADA staff will be on the call and we encourage all agencies, particularly those agencies in the demonstration to listen in.Read more
October 14 Comments to Lead-Based Paint Hazards Proposed Rule Due October 31 The October 5, 2016, edition of the Advocate included a summary article of the proposed lead-based paint hazards rule. PHADA is supportive of the improvements to the rule, which presents revisions and improvements to existing regulations on lead-safe housing. Despite drastically reduced numbers of children exposed to lead today as a result of long-term and ongoing efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and HUD, blood level monitoring continues to uncover some children exposed to elevated blood lead levels. Lead poisoning is linked to behavioral challenges, reading and learning disabilities, juvenile delinquency and other negative health effects.Read more
October 11 PHADA Issues Comment Letter and Analyses of HUD’s Proposed Voucher Admin. Fee Rule
On October 4, PHADA filed a comment letter with HUD regarding its proposed administrative fee rule in Section 8 voucher programs. PHADA’s comments, analyses and positions are in support of Housing Authorities of all voucher sizes including small, medium and large, all geographies including city, county, regional and State, and in all rental housing markets including urban, suburban and rural. PHADA will provide a summary of its comment letter in the October 19 issue of the Advocate. Read more
October 5 New PIH Notice Amends Earlier PHA Operating Subsidy Obligations Deadline
This Notice (PIH 2016-15) amends Notice PIH 2014-19, “Public Housing Operating Subsidy Eligibility Calculations for Calendar Year 2015” (issued on August 19, 2014), by deleting Section 4, which described a PHA deadline for obligating funds. With the exception of Section 4, all other sections of Notice PIH 2014-19 remain in effect. This amendment corrects an inaccuracy regarding PHA obligation deadlines.
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