Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

April 25
Groups, HUD Meet on Operating Fund Eligibility Reductions
Based on PHADA’s request dating back to late February, HUD convened a meeting of the three industry groups yesterday. The meeting centered on concerns related to the reduced – and largely unexplained – operating fund eligibility some HAs (not all) experienced in March and April. PHADA & BDO Finance reported on this matter in the April 5 edition of the Advocate. Read more

April 11
Three Groups Write To Congress on Infrastructure Package
PHADA, CLPHA, and NAHRO sent Congress a detailed letter outlining why housing should be included in any infrastructure legislation. Among other things, the groups noted the potential economic and health benefits, the growing modernizations needs of HAs, and the successful track record of agencies with the ARRA stimulus spending just a few short years ago. The letter may be accessed here.

April 7
PHADA Congratulates the 2017 Bollinger Scholarship Winner, Marwat Mohammed Al-Olefi (Oakland, CA)
PHADA is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Scholarship Programs. Marwat Mohammed Al-Olefi of the Oakland Housing Authority, has been awarded the 2017 Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship. PHADA’s 2017 Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship has been awarded to Miya Ransom-Cox of Lake County Housing Authority. PHADA is pleased also to honor Emmanuella Dogbe-Tsogbe of Charlotte Housing Authority, winner of the 2017 SACS Software/Scott Accounting & Computer Services, Inc. Scholarship. Read more

April 4
Please Call Your Senators Today – Ask Them to Support Full Funding for Public Housing in FY 2018
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to be sent to the Senate T-HUD Appropriations Chairwoman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI). The letter asks for full funding of the Operating Fund and for $5 billion for the Capital Fund in FY 2018. Sen. Menendez needs his Senate colleagues to join him on the letter to show broad support for this important full funding request. 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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