Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

February 16
HUD Issues Guidance on Instituting and Enforcing Smoke-Free Public Housing Policies
This Notice (PIH-2017-03) provides regulatory guidance for “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing” (FR-5597-F-03) (the “Smoke-Free Rule” or “Rule”). The Rule is intended to improve indoor air quality, benefit the health of public housing residents and PHA staff, reduce the risk of fires, and lower overall maintenance costs. The Rule becomes effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Once effective, PHAs will have 18 months to implement their smoke-free policies. Read more

February 15
PHADA Video Issue Brief: PHADA’s Voucher Fungibility Proposal
Watch PHADA’s latest video Issue Brief where PHADA Executive Director, Tim Kaiser, and Policy Analyst, Jonathan Zimmerman discuss the fungibility proposal with an eye towards educating elected officials about the merits of adopting it into law. Read more

February 2
February Funding Allocation for the Operating Fund Released
The Department has obligated Operating Fund subsidies for the month of February at an interim estimated proration level of approximately 85%. This round of funding should be available now in eLOCCS. If an agency has determined that the estimated funding does not reflect its actual eligibility, please notify the HUD field office immediately. The next round of 2017 funding will be provided no later than March 1, 2017. Read more

January 24
Data-Sharing Road Map: Improving Student Outcomes through Partnerships between PHAs and School Districts
Nearly four million children live in HUD–assisted housing. HUD’s recently published, “Data-Sharing Road Map,” provides guidance on how PHAs can collaborate with school districts and other partners to identify data-driven strategies for strengthening the educational outcomes of students living in public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) units. 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 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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