Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

March 1
Comments on HUD’s Evaluation of Public Housing Activities are Due April 2
On January 31, HUD published a 60-day notice requesting comments on a new information collection, an “Evaluation of Public Housing Activities.” PHADA described the collection, the department’s draft survey instrument, and some of the association’s concerns (Advocate, February 21, 2018). Read more

February 20
HUD Posts 2018 Administrative Fee Rates
HUD recently posted 2018 administrative fee rates for the voucher programs. For the time being, HUD states that housing authorities (HAs) may use a national proration rate of 77 percent for 2018. Read more

February 14
President Trump’s FY 2019 HUD Budget Would Eviscerate Rental Assistance Programs
On February 10, the Trump Administration released its FY 2019 HUD budget and addendum, which proposes $6.8 billion in cuts (14.1 percent reduction) to public and assisted housing programs compared to FY 2017 enacted levels. PHADA strongly opposes the irresponsible cuts in the Administration’s proposed budget, which could have a devastating impact to low-income families nationwide. Read more

February 13
PHADA Advocates to Appropriators for FY 2018 Funding
Now that the budget is signed into law and the top line numbers are agreed to, PHADA will press for our priorities to the T-HUD Appropriations Committee. These priorities are Public Housing Operating and Capital Funds, RAD, and Housing Choice Voucher Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) renewals and Administrative Fees. 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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