Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

April 17
HUD Publishes FY 18 NOFA for Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program
On April 10, HUD issued its FY 18 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods program shortly after the final bill was enacted. Congress appropriated $150 million for the Choice Neighborhoods program. HUD’s application deadline is on June 12, 2018. Read more

April 17
Please Ask Your Congressional Staff to Attend MTW Briefing
PHADA, CLPHA and NAHRO are co-hosting a congressional staff briefing on the Moving to Work (MTW) program on Monday, April 30, from 10:00-11:30 am in the Gold Room of the Rayburn H.O.B. Please ask your Representative(s) and two Senators to send their staff to the briefing. Read more

April 13
Industry Groups Unite Behind Voucher Fungibility Proposal
NAHRO, CLPHA, and NLHA signed onto PHADA’s revised legislative proposal to allow housing authorities (HAs) to use a portion of their Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) reserves to augment appropriated administrative fees when the proration is below 90 percent. Read more

April 10
HUD News Release: HUD Awards Record $28 Billion to Help Hard-Hit Areas in Nine States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands Recover From Major Disasters
Washington, DC, April 10 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $28 billion to support long-term disaster recovery in hard-hit areas in nine states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These funds are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from major disasters that occurred since 2015. 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 2019 Proposed HUD Budget
“President Trump’s FY 2019 HUD Budget Would Eviscerate Rental Assistance Programs”

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

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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