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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