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Below are a listing of the industry “hot topics” that currently affect HAs across the country. PHADA has provided critical information and expert analysis to help Executive Directors navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape to help run their agencies efficiently and effectively.



Admin Fees/Fungibility Proposal

President’s Forum: Industry Group Plan Would Help Achieve More Landlord Participation in Voucher Program

PHADA Issue Brief: Over 100,000 Go Without Housing


Annual Contributions Contract (ACC)

HUD Ends Efforts to Amend the Public Housing Annual Contributions Contract

A New New Public Housing Annual Contributions Contract?

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of HAs in Second Operating Reserves Case

HUD Issues New Demo/Dispo Notice

Industry Groups Ask Congress to Include Senate ACC Language in Appropriations Bill

PHADA Comments on the New Annual Terms and Conditions for the ACC

HUD Publishes Another Revised ACC

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Capital Fund

Public Housing Capital Needs is a Focus of Lawmakers

Why LIHTC Matters. The Capital Fund Matters, Too

Congress Passes Major Tax Reform Legislation


Fair Market Rents (FMR) and Small Area FMRs (SAFMRs)

HUD Issues SAFMR Guidance

HUD Releases List of New Metropolitan Areas Required to Use SAFMRs

HUD Releases 2024 Fair Market Rents, Awards Supplemental HAP Funds

Changes Made to FMRs and RFIFs for FY 20

PHADA Submits Comments to Federal Register on HUD’s Proposed FMRs for FY 20

Public Comments to Proposed FMR Methodology Changes

Comments to HUD on Erratic FMRs and Effect of Landlord Participation in Voucher Program

HUD Proposes Fair Market Rent Procedure Changes


Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

HUD News: HUD Announces $116 million in New & Renewal FSS Awards, Releases Updated FSS Guidebook

FY 20 Appropriations Act Includes Language Sought by PHADA for FSS

HUD Postpones Implementation of FSS Performance Measurement System for 2019 NOFA

Early Findings From the Family Self Sufficiency Program Released



Funding for Public Housing Through an Infrastructure Bill

House Financial Services Committee Takes Up Infrastructure



HUD Issues Income Limits for FY 23

LIHTC Legislation Still in Play

IRS Extends LIHTC Placed-In-Service and Other Deadlines

HUD Designates 2023 Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts


Moving to Work (MTW)

HUD Opens Applications for Final MTW Cohort

HUD News: HUD Selects Eighteen Public Housing Authorities for New Asset Building Moving to Work Demonstration Cohort

HUD Requests Applications for Final Moving To Work (MTW) Cohort

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Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

HUD News: Faircloth-to-RAD Webinar Registration

RAD Notice Revision 4B Published in Federal Register

HUD Releases Supplemental RAD Notice

HUD Posts Guidance on PBRA for Post-RAD Conversions

HUD News: Updated RAD Contract Rents Now Available

New RAD Rents Coming Soon!

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HUD Finds a Way to Replace Some Lost Units

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Section 3

HUD Links

HUD Issues Correction to Section 3 Benchmarks Notice

HUD Finalizes Revised Section 3 Rule (Press Release: September 28, 2020)

Final Rule: Enhancing and Streamlining the Implementation of Section 3 Requirements for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses (Federal Register)

Final Rule Benchmarks:Section 3 Benchmarks for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses (Federal Register)

Section 3 FAQs (March 25, 2021)

RAD and Section 3 Guidance: Question Details (radresource.net)

HUD Self-Paced Training on HUD Exchange: Understanding Section 3 Training Curriculum
This is a general training for public housing agencies, local and state governments, business contractors, residents, and the public.

Section 3 – Economic Opportunities (HUD Section 3 homepage)
The page is evolving as Section 3 oversight shifts from FHEO to program and field operations divisions.


PHADA Fact Sheet: Section 3 Final Rule

The New Section 3 Rule – What You Need to Know

“Section 3 Updates,” Advocate, April 28, 2021

“HUD Moves Forward on Section 3, Issues Notice of Proposed Information Collection, Hosts Roundtables,” Advocate, March 31, 2021

PHADA Submits Comments on HUD’s Proposed Information Collection: Section 3 Reporting (April 29, 2021)

PHADA Submits Comments on Proposed Section 3 Rule and on Proposed Section 3 Benchmark (May 31, 2019)


Section 30

HUD Considers Release of the Declaration of Trust on Public Housing Properties


Small PHA Reform (SHARP)

HUD Begins PHAS Re-Write Process

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Federal Register Notice Issued on VAWA Implementation

Congress Could Vote on Reauthorization of VAWA Soon

PHADA Requests Clarification on H.R. 6545

House Introduces Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018