Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

January 5
AFH Deadline Extension
The January 5 Federal Register includes a notice that HUD is extending the deadline for submission of an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) by local government consolidated plan program participants. There is also a request for comments to this notice. Read more

January 2
HUD Releases Explanation of January Obligations for Operating Fund
On December 26, 2017, HUD released the explanation of January obligations for the Operating Fund. For January funding, the Department considered 2018 estimated eligibility and Continuing Resolution status to provide for an interim proration level of approximately 90 percent. January funding should be available in eLOCCS now, according to the Department. The initial estimated project eligibility is based on a combination of Calendar Year (CY) 2018 pre-populated formula data and CY 2017 HUD-52723 data. Read more

December 26
HUD News Release: HUD Announces Tentative 2018 Schedule for AFFH Regional Trainings
Washington, DC, December 26 – HUD is excited to announce the tentative schedule and locations for 2018 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Regional Trainings. This robust training curriculum provides HUD program participants (grantees and public housing agencies) with a comprehensive overview of the AFFH final rule and the requirements for preparing an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). Read more

December 14
HUD Implements Triennial Recertification Law for Households with Mostly Fixed-Incomes
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) into law. The main housing feature of the law, includes language giving housing authorities (HAs) and owners/managers the discretionary authority to conduct full income recertifications every three years for households with 90 percent or more of their unadjusted income from fixed-income instead of annually.  The Department estimates that affected households make up 53 percent of all households, or 2.5 million of 4.7 million households in the housing choice voucher (HCV), public housing (PH), and project-based rental assistance (PBRA) programs are eligible to benefit from the Act. 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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