Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Conference Information and Registration

Breaking News

November 24
PHADA Outlines Major FSS Concerns to HUD
PHADA wrote a letter to HUD on November 23, 2015 regarding two important FSS-related issues. Read more

November 23
HUD Issues PIH Notice 2015-21 Regarding Amendment to the Definition of Tuition
HUD issued PIH Notice 2015-21, to align with the Department of Education’s definition of tuition and fees. Referring to its notice, HUD states that it “is effective upon publication.” Read more

November 17
HUD Issues New Proposed Rule on Smoke-Free Public Housing
The Department issued a proposed rule "Instituting Public Housing" on November 17, 2015. HUD proposes implementation of smoke-free public housing to "improve indoor air quality in the housing, benefit the health of public housing residents and PHA staff, reduce the risk of catastrophic fires, and lower overall maintenance costs." The proposed rule would require each housing authority (HA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy no later than 18 months from the effective date of the final rule. Read more

November 16
PHADA Files Comment Letter Regarding HUD’s Interim Flat Rent Rule
On November 9, 2015, PHADA filed a comment letter with HUD's regarding its interim flat rent rule under the change in law in FY 2015. PHADA made a number of recommendations including but not limited to restoring Housing Authorities’ (HAs) discretion to gradually phase-in rent increases of 35 percent or less to existing flat rent paying households over a three-year period. The combination of all of PHADA’s recommendations would do a relatively better job of allowing HAs to reflect the original intent of flat rents under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA). PHADA noted that adoption of its recommendations would relieve some of the pressures households would otherwise face and help prevent their displacement. Read more

Breaking news archives

Highlights and Quick Reference

newsThe 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.

Small PHA Reform Toolkit and SHARP PublicationToolkit
Get the latest information on Small PHA Reform

FY 2016 Proposed HUD Budget
Get the latest information on the FY'16 budget

HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Website
Provides background materials, authorizing legislation, and examples of resources.

Preserving Public Housing
Realistic Options to Increase Revenue, Reduce Costs and Provide Program Flexibility


Industry Group's Proposal to Address Budget Crisis

PHADA's Position Papers:

FY 2016 THUD Appropriations
Small Housing Authority Reform Proposal (SHARP)

PHADA Issue Briefs

PHADA Scholarship Program
Click here for information on applying to the PHADA Scholarship Program



Legislative Action Center
capwiz iconThis section allows you to get in touch with elected officals, including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, and more. There is also a very useful media section that helps you find and contact national and local media.
A collaboration with the Housing Authority Insurance Group (HAI)


© 2015, Public Housing Authorities Directors Association