Saving America’s Public Housing
Under this proposal, PHADA is offering a “proportionality plan“ to Congress and the Presidential transition team that calls for the temporary suspension of restrictive and burdensome regulations in years when operating and capital funds fall below a 90 percent proration. We call the concept “proportionality” because it is based on the principle that, when the federal government only partially funds public housing, HAs should be required to comply only partially with certain regulations.
The plan allows housing authorities to choose from a menu of options that allows the waiver of selected regulations to generate income or realize savings in proportion to an individual housing authority’s funding shortfall. The items HAs choose would depend on what works best in their markets and what would have the least effect on public housing residents.
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