Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

June 16
HUD Proposes Changes to Its Method for Estimating FMRs, SAFMRs and Inflation Factors
Over the years, PHADA has pointed out to HUD and Congress that the Department’s Fair Market Rents (FMRs) and Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) have had extreme year-to-year fluctuations that adversely affect low-income households subject to a wide range of Federal programs. PHADA has also raised concerns that the FMRs and SAFMRs are either not timely enough and/or are not based on enough local information. Read more

June 15
HUD Notifies HAs of 74.25 Percent Fee Prorations in First Quarter
On June 13, HUD notified all Housing Authorities (HAs) administering voucher programs that for the first quarter of this year, ongoing administrative fee prorations would be 74.25 percent of the amounts for which agencies are eligible. This fee proration, which is based on directly appropriated funds from Congress for FY 2017, represents the second lowest one in the history of the voucher program. Read more

June 13
Senate Press Release: Blunt, Reed, Scott, and Menendez Introduce Legislation to Improve Education and Economic Opportunities for Low-Income Families
Washington, DC, March 2 – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO),Jack Reed (D-RI), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) ) today introduced the bipartisan Family Self Sufficiency Act, which would streamline and improve the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Read more

June 2
Please Submit Comments to HUD Notice – Reducing Regulatory Burden
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice of request for comment in the Federal Register on May 15, 2017. The notice is entitled, "Reducing Regulatory Burden; Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda Under Executive Order 13777." The notice states that HUD is currently in the process of establishing a Regulatory Task Force which will be responsible for identifying agency regulations that should be repealed, replaced or modified. HUD encourages the public to provide comments to assist the Department in determining existing regulations that may be outdated, ineffective or excessively burdensome. 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 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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