Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

March 17
Appropriations Democrats Release Report on Trump Budget Cuts
On March 17, Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, issued a substantive report detailing the severe impact that President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would have on American families and communities if enacted into law. Read more

March 16
Administration Releases Budget Blueprint
The Trump Administration released a FY 2018 budget blueprint today. Otherwise known as the “skinny budget,” the plan does not provide much detail on specific program line items within HUD. As PHADA reported last week, the Washington Post obtained a copy of a draft budget, publishing detailed information including more than $1.5 billion in planned cuts to the Capital Fund and a $600 million reduction in Operating Funds. Read more

March 9
Major Housing Cuts in President’s Budget Proposal
President Trump’s FY 2018 HUD proposed budget reportedly contains some large cuts for public housing and other HUD programs. Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that a draft budget circulated between the Department and the Office of Management and Budget (the “passback”) includes recommendations to cut the Capital Fund by more than $1.5 billion in addition to $600 million in cuts in the Operating Fund. Read more

March 3
HUD Press Release: Dr. Ben Carson Sworn in as HUD Secretary
Washington, DC, March 2 – Dr. Ben S. Carson, Sr. was sworn in today as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office with Secretary Carson’s wife Candy and granddaughter Tesora holding the bible. Secretary Carson will now lead a cabinet agency with approximately 8,000 employees and an annual budget totaling more than $40 billion. 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.


Proposals to Force Consolidations of Local HAs

There Are Better Solutions to Further Address Voucher Program Goals
PHADA is providing information regarding misplaced arguments in favor of forced consolidation of local HAs as well as better solutions to further address voucher program goals.


PHADA’s HUD Section 8 Admin Fee Study Resource Page

Access the latest on PHADA’s coverage for HUD’s Admin Fee study
PHADA will be submitting official comments to that effect and posting them to this page in order to keep our members up-to-date on the latest developments.


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 2018 Proposed HUD Budget
“America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”

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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