Seth Embry, PHADA Policy Analyst
POn March 4, 2020, PHADA staff participated in a conversation with staff from the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) on the future of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS). Also representing the industry were staff from NAHRO. To provide on-the-ground perspectives and expertise, PHADA asked Bryan Hoffman, Executive Director of the Lebanon (PA) Housing Authority and Jason Casterline of BDO to attend the meeting along with staff, and their attendance and participation are appreciated. PHADA was encouraged by REAC’s willingness to work towards an assessment system that conducts a wholistic review of housing authorities and decreases their burden. This meeting was a first step, and a chance for industry representatives and HUD staff to exchange ideas. No changes are expected to be proposed until 2021 at the earliest.
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