Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

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.

December 5
HUD Releases Two Important Public Housing Documents
On Thursday, December 1, HUD released two important public housing documents related to final 2016 Operating Fund obligations and the final non-smoking rule. Read more

November 29
A New Administration and New Congress
In a matter of days, the 115th Session of Congress will commence in Washington, DC. On January 20, the Trump Administration will take office. What might we expect in the new Congress? How will the changes affect our operations and our agenda? What kinds of differences from the Obama era might we witness in the coming years? There is much uncertainty to all of these and many other questions facing our country at this time. I am certain, though, that we must remain steadfast and continue to push common sense solutions. Read more

November 17
HUD News Release: Small Area Fair Market Rents Final Rule
Washington, DC, November 17 – Today, HUD published the Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) final rule. This final rule reflects the feedback that HUD received from listening sessions and public comments, and it focuses on expanding housing opportunities for families, safeguarding current families, and retaining flexibility and discretion to address local conditions. 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.

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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