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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


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)

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)

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


Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA)

HUD Publishes Preview of HOTMA Final Rule for Income, Assets, and Over-Income Policies

HOTMA Sections 102–104 Final Rule Posted in Federal Register

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Funding for Public Housing Through an Infrastructure Bill

House Financial Services Committee Takes Up Infrastructure


Moving to Work (MTW)

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: 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 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)

Congress Could Vote on Reauthorization of VAWA Soon

PHADA Requests Clarification on H.R. 6545

House Introduces Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018