Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

November 16
New Notice Details Flat Rent Options
On November 15, HUD released Notice PIH-2017-23, which supersedes and replaces the guidance provided in Notice PIH 2015-13. It also clarifies HUD’s interpretation of a statutory change from 2015. The 2015 Appropriations Act maintained the prior rent increase phase-in requirements and amended the 2014 Act to require that flat rents be set at no less than the lower of 80 percent of the applicable FMR. Read more

November 9
Tell Congress to Preserve the Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Development
Last week the House introduced its tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and, unexpectedly, proposed the elimination of private-activity bonds – including multifamily tax-exempt bonds – which finance more than 40 percent of all Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)-financed affordable homes annually. This would have a devastating effect on the construction and preservation of affordable housing. The LIHTC is responsible for virtually all construction and preservation of low-income housing units. Read more

November 1
HUD Issues Long Awaited Guidance on HOTMA – HQS Provisions
On October 27, HUD issued PIH Notice 2017-20 entitled “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) – Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Implementation Guidance.” The notice provides guidance for the implementation of two HOTMA provisions, offering housing authorities (HAs) additional administrative flexibility over the initial inspection process for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) tenant-based and Project-Based voucher assistance. Read more

October 31
HUD Issues Long Awaited Guidance on HOTMA – PBV Provisions
On October 30, HUD issued Notice PIH 2017-21 to provide implementation guidance on the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) – Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Provisions. HOTMA made changes to both the definition of PHA-owned housing (for project-based and tenant based vouchers) and the project-based voucher (PBV) program. This notice provides guidance on those changes. Read more

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Issues and PHADA Resources

The 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.

Proposals to Force Consolidations of Local HAs

There Are Better Solutions to Further Address Voucher Program Goals
PHADA is providing information regarding misplaced arguments in favor of forced consolidation of local HAs as well as better solutions to further address voucher program goals.

PHADA’s HUD Section 8 Admin Fee Study Resource Page

Access the latest on PHADA’s coverage for HUD’s Admin Fee study
PHADA will be submitting official comments to that effect and posting them to this page in order to keep our members up-to-date on the latest developments.

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 2018 Proposed HUD Budget
“America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”

FY 2018 Public Housing and Section 8 Program Funding Needs

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

Legislative Action Center
Get in touch with elected officials, including the president, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, and more. The media section helps you find and contact national and local media.

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