Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

August 18
Section 3 Reporting Deadline Extended to December 31, 2017
On August 14, 2017, HUD issued a SPEARS update extending the reporting deadline to submit 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Section 3 reports to December 31, 2017. A copy of this notice can be found here. This update was issued following a PHADA request, on behalf of members, to extend the deadline. Read more

August 16
HUD Suspends Mandatory Small Area Fair Market Rents in 23 of 24 Metro Areas
On August 11, 2017, HUD sent a letter to the Housing Authorities (HAs) operating in 23 of the 24 metropolitan areas that were facing required implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) starting in October 2017, announcing that the Department decided to make them voluntary while it delays implementation of this regulation for two fiscal years. Read more

August 15
HUD Issues Report on Worst Case Housing Needs for Renters
HUD issued its biennial report, Worst Case Housing Needs, to Congress on August 9. The report uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Housing Survey and provides analysis of the critical problems facing low-income renters. Read more

August 14
HUD Issues Guidance on Environmental Investigations and Elevated Blood-Lead Level
On August 10, HUD issued a notice (PIH Notice 2017-13) entitled, “Guidance on HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule Pertaining to Elevated Blood Lead Levels for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Project-Based Voucher Programs.”  HUD’s notice provides general guidance to Housing Authorities (HAs), Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) property owners and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) property owners on the required actions they must take when a child in a family receiving HCV or PBV assistance is identified as having an elevated blood lead level (EBLL). 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 2018 Public Housing and Section 8 Program Funding Needs

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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