Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

May 24
Disastrous Funding Levels in Trump FY2018 HUD Budget
The first Trump Administration HUD budget proposes cuts to public housing programs that are deeper than even sequestration-level reductions. The White House proposes $6.2 billion in damaging cuts for FY 2018 – a 13 percent reduction from FY 2017 levels. Spending reductions in the Operating Fund, the Capital Fund, voucher renewals and the voucher Administrative Fee would directly affect low-income families served by these programs. This budget signals an unconscionable withdrawal of the federal government from its commitment to serve needy elderly, disabled and family households. Read more

May 12
FY 2017 Spending Finalized
Congress recently passed and President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 – seven months into the fiscal year. The long awaited spending bill delivered disappointing funding levels to public housing programs as Congress continues to withdraw from decades-old funding commitments made to local housing agencies. PHADA had hoped that the final bill would include the slightly more helpful numbers contained in the Senate proposal. In the end, however, the Operating Fund, the Capital Fund both received low funding – shortchanging public housing residents and their homes by more than $4 billion – at spending levels well below the estimate of actual need – and far below the level of funding received by the similarly-sized privately-owned publicly-assisted housing portfolio (PBRA). Public housing received just $6.392 billion compared to $10.622 billion for PBRA. Read more

May 9
HUD Posts FY 2017 Income Limits Effective April 14, But Without Notice to HAs
HUD’s Office Policy Development and Research (PD&R) posted its FY 2017 income limits ( HUD sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs. Read more

April 28
HUD Issues Voucher Shortfall Notice
The purpose of the Notice is to provide guidance related to eligibility for shortfall funding in CY 2017, should such shortfall funding be available under either a full-year CR or a full-year appropriation. At this time, local HUD Field Offices and HUD’s Shortfall Prevention Team (SPT) are in the process of identifying HAs that are at risk or potentially at risk for a shortfall based on specific criteria and estimated HAP proration levels. 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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