Public Housing Authorities Directors Association

Breaking News

May 21
House T-HUD Subcommittee Releases FY 19 Appropriations Bill
The House T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee released its FY 19 T-HUD bill on May 15, 2018, which was considered in Subcommittee on May 16. Subcommittee members did not make any amendments to the bill. However, during the full House Appropriation scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, amendments are expected to be filed and voted upon. In addition to advocating for increased funding for housing authorities’ (HAs) core programs, PHADA also encourages its members to ask their elected officials to sponsor and support an amendment to this bill to enable them to use a portion of their Housing Assistance Payment reserves to augment administrative fees up to a 90 percent proration. Read more

May 15
Take Action Now! Send Your Comments
On Wednesday, May 16 at 5:00 pm (Eastern), the House Transportation-HUD (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a mark-up regarding its version of the FY 19 T-HUD Appropriations bill. Although no amendments are expected on Wednesday, they will be made in full Committee when a mark-up of the bill is scheduled for the following week. Housing authorities are encouraged to contact their Representatives by the end of this week, to advocate for funding for all programs for both this week’s Subcommittee mark-up and next week’s full Committee mark-up of the bill. Read more

May 3
HUD Issues $30 Million Family Unification Program NOFA for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018
The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which housing assistance is provided under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program in partnership with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) to two groups (listed below). HUD’s combined FUP NOFA for 2017 and 2018 includes $30 million, made up of $10 million for FY 17 and $20 million for FY 18. The application deadline date is on July 24, 2018. Read more

April 26
Senate T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing
The opening statements by members of the Senate T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee provided a clear rebuke to HUD on its FY 19 budget request. The April 18 hearing may be viewed via webcast here. To a large degree, the Subcommittee’s concerns and interests regarding HUD’s proposed budget cuts across programs were the same as they were last year. 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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