Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

April 25
HUD’s FY 2016 Notices of Funding Availability & Other Competitive Grant Opportunities
HUD has released a listing of current and future competitive grant opportunities for Housing Authorities, non-profits and other entities to consider. Read more

April 21
FY 2017 Transportation, HUD Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Subcommittee
On April 19, the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved a $56.5 billion measure to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies in fiscal year 2017. The FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act is scheduled to be considered by the full Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, April 21. Read more

April 11
Streamlining Rule in Effect
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a final streamlining rule on March 8, 2016. PHADA previously reported on the final streamlining rule in the March 23 edition of the Advocate; the article provided a summary of the streamlining provisions available to housing authorities (HAs), including both discretionary and mandatory actions. While the final rule remains modest, there are a number of discretionary provisions included that could provide agencies with a small amount of much needed relief by streamlining processes and decreasing administrative burdens. Read more

March 30
HUD Publishes the AFH Tool for Use by HAs
On March 23, HUD published a notice announcing its draft AFH tool for use by individual and collaborating HAs. The department is receiving comments on this tool for 60 days. Comments are due by May 23 and may be submitted through HUD estimates that this tool will be used by 1/3 of HAs and that each submission will divert 240 hours from core program tasks. Read more

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Highlights and Quick Reference

newsThe 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

PHADA Scholarship Program
Click here for information on applying to the PHADA Scholarship Program



Legislative Action Center
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This section allows you to get in touch with elected officials, including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, and more. There is also a very useful media section that helps you find and contact national and local media.
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