Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

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December 12
PHADA Comments on HUD’s Collection of HA Service Area Boundaries
On December 11, PHADA submitted comments concerning HUD’s collection of information on boundaries of HAs’ service areas. On October 11, HUD announced that it was preparing to collect information on these boundaries electronically through an interactive web site. The department indicated that it would post each HA’s service area boundaries on a site and offer agencies an opportunity to make corrections to that information or to confirm that HUD had accurately characterized its boundaries. HAs would need to update the website, amending its boundaries or confirming the existing boundaries, every five years in coordination with 5 Year Plan submissions. Read more

December 11
PHADA Submits Comments to MTW Information Collection
On December 11, PHADA submitted comments to a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection related to HUD Form 50900 “Elements for the Annual Moving to Work Plan and Annual Moving to Work Report.” PHADA reiterated many of the concerns of the Moving to Work (MTW) Executive Steering Committee and requested that the Department re-submit the information collection due to HUD’s failure to follow procedures required by the Paperwork Reduction Act and the Administrative Procedures Act. Read more

December 6
Contact Your Congress Members Now to Preserve the LIHTC
Following is a letter that PHADA has sent to the “conferees” in the House of Representatives who are reconciling the tax bill with the Senate this week. We wrote to express our support for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. To that end, PHADA is seeking Congressional support for retaining private activity bonds, which trigger the 4 percent housing tax credit. These credits are critical to affordable housing production as well as RAD conversions where rehabilitation and new construction are undertaken. Read more

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

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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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