Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

September 18
White House Press Release: Robert Hunter Kurtz to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Public and Indian Housing
Washington, DC, September 15 – Mr. Kurtz is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Office of the Secretary. Mr. Kurtz has extensive experience in housing policy, dating back to the George W. Bush Administration, and has since implemented housing programs at both the local and Federal levels. Read more

September 14
HUD Press Release: Senate Confirms Pamela Patenaude as HUD’s Deputy Secretary
Washington, DC, September 14 – The U.S. Senate today confirmed President Trump’s nomination of Pamela Patenaude to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD Secretary Ben Carson welcomed the Senate’s action and said it comes at a critical time as the Department prepares to support the long-term recovery following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Read more

September 14
Important Information and Resources for Florida PHAs
PHADA is mindful of the impact of Hurricane Irma on your community. We hope that your staff and residents are doing as well as possible under these challenging circumstances. In light of the damage to communities across Florida and the surrounding area, PHADA is here to help you with support, information and resources as your region works through this unfortunate disaster. Read more

September 13
HUD Posts FY 2018 Fair Market Rents for Comment, Implementation and Appeal
HUD published its “Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Fair Market Rents (FMRs) and Adoption of Methodology Changes for Estimating FMRs.” HUD adopted its previously published methodological changes and applied them to data sources to formulate FY ’18 FMRs. In the process, HUD did not adopt PHADA and others’ recommendations for other improvements. 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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