Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

January 13
HUD Press Release: HUD Issues Final Rule to Help Children Exposed to Lead Paint Hazards
Washington, DC, January 13 – In an effort to respond quickly when young children living in federally housing experience elevated levels of lead in their blood, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a new rule lowering the Department’s threshold of lead in the child’s blood to match the more protective guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HUD’s new action level for lead in a young child’s blood has been lowered from 20 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood (µg/dL) to 5. Read more

January 6
HUD Press Release: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Education, and Nonprofit Partners Launch Book-Rich Environments Initiative to Boost Educational Opportunity for Children In Public Housing
Washington, DC, January 5 – In an effort to promote literacy and boost educational outcomes for kids in public housing across the country, the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Education (ED) are joining forces with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), the National Book Foundation (NBF) and the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) to launch the Book-Rich Environment (BRE) Initiative. Read more

December 22
HUD Grants 30-Day Extension to its Public Housing “Over-Income” Comment Deadline
On December 20, HUD granted an additional 30 days to comment to its proposed over-income limit rule for the public housing program by January 30 2017, in response to a joint request from PHADA, CLPHA, NAHRO and NLHA. Read more

December 5
Trump Selects Ben Carson for HUD Secretary
As previously rumored around Thanksgiving, President-Elect Donald Trump today officially announced his intention to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary. The official statement can be located here.

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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 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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