Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

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September 28
Action Alert: Please Use PHADA Information to Comment on Fair Housing Tool
PHADA’s latest newsletter includes a detailed article on HUD’s Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) tool, which HUD will require HAs to use to comply with its Fair Housing rule. PHADA continues to have serious concerns about the burdens imposed by the rule and does not believe the tool is practical. It is very important that housing professionals weigh in with comments. To that end, please use PHADA’s template letter, available here, and tailor it to your own circumstances. Read more

September 26
House Members Raise Questions, Concerns on HUD’s Criminal Records Policy
Fourteen Members of the House of Representatives including housing subcommittee chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) wrote to Secretary Julian Castro last Friday, expressing concerns about HUD’s recent guidance on criminal records. The House letter is available here.
Among other issues, the Representatives said that the guidance leaves “unanswered questions” concerning compliance. They also said the rule does not appear to be “in step with recent judicial decisions” including a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case. They asked the Secretary to provide them with the legal research, analysis, and data that went into composing the guidance.
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September 21
RAD Evaluation Interim Report Released
On September 20, HUD released an interim report that examines how its Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program is performing. HUD states that the new research “provides evidence that the program is on track to accomplish its primary goal of attracting substantial new capital to stabilize the physical and financial conditions of public housing properties significantly improving housing conditions for low-income residents. Read more

September 20
HUD Publishes a Revised AFH Tool for HAs
On September 20, 2016, HUD published a notice announcing a revised AFH tool for use by HAs to comply with HUD’s new AFFH rule. The notice announced that HUD will accept comments concerning the revised form for 30 days (through October 19, 2016) and it described HUD’s responses to the comments it received in response to its first notice concerning this AFH tool published on March 23, 2016. 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

Legislative Action Center
Get in touch with elected officials, including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, and more. The media section helps you find and contact national and local media.

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