Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

July 11
Comments on the AFH Tool for Local Governments Are Due by July 23
On May 23, HUD published a notice withdrawing the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Tool for CDBG entitlement local governments and soliciting comments concerning the tool. Those comments are due by July 23, 2018. This AFH Tool is important because HUD has used it to develop AFH Tools for two other groups of program participants that must prepare AFHs, local housing authorities, and states and insular areas.. Read more

June 22
HUD Publishes FY 18 Jobs Plus Initiative NOFA
HUD recently published its FY 18 Notice of Funding Availability for its Jobs Plus program.  Eligible applicants are housing authorities (HAs) that operate one or more public housing developments that meet the criteria outlined in HUD’s NOFA. Applications must be submitted by August 14, 2018, through Read more

June 19
PHADA Writes to HUD, Raising Concerns with the New Annual Contributions Contract
Late in May, PHADA members became aware that HUD was implementing a new version of the public housing Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) and amendments. In consultation with members and with several attorneys well versed in the public housing program, PHADA became concerned with several new or modified provisions in HUD’s ACC, and with the procedures HUD used to publicize these changes and to execute the new contract. Read more

June 19
HUD’s Proposed FSS Performance Measurement System Will Affect Coordinator Funding
PHADA has sent an important letter to HUD and Congressional leaders concerning HUD’s implementation of a proposed FSS Performance Measurement System (System) that we believe is unfair and unworkable. HUD is getting ready to issue a Final Notice on the proposed System as well as a related NOFA, which will award funds based on HUD’s proposed measurement standards. 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 19 T-HUD Funding Bill
The House Appropriations Committee FY 19 T-HUD bill

FY 19 Proposed HUD Budget
“President Trump’s FY 2019 HUD Budget Would Eviscerate Rental Assistance Programs”

FY 18 Proposed HUD Budget
“America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”

FY 18 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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