Happenings on the Hill & at HUD

PHADA expects appropriations committees in both houses to take up their spending bills soon so that different versions can be reconciled and signed into law by the end of the fiscal year on September 30. As always, PHADA will report full details as they become available while also providing members with our position papers to take to meetings on Capitol Hill.

If Congress cannot meet the September 30 deadline, lawmakers will have to adopt a Continuing Resolution to keep the government operating. This timing means that we will be in Washington right as lawmakers are making final decisions on the HUD budget - even more reason for you to be present and armed with PHADA's materials to help advance our positions with Congress.

Our September meeting will cover a lot of the hot topics that HAs need to know as well. PHADA's policy staff, Hill representatives, and HUD officials will cover important matters including the latest on FY 23 HUD appropriations, Housing Choice Voucher utilization issues, and rental income collection concerns, including rising TARs. Some other prominent topics will include NSPIRE and REAC inspections, and an update on the Fair Housing rule.

See You in Washington

One of the most valuable aspects of PHADA's meetings, of course, is that they provide PHADA Members with the opportunity to convene, network, and share information. As always, most of PHADA's committee meetings are open to members so please feel free to attend those as well.

Meetings with Congressional Representatives

We encourage attendees to reach out to their representatives now to schedule meetings during their visit to Washington, DC. These face-to-face meetings with your representatives are critical to communicating your organization's priorities and needs at the local and national level. Sharing specific examples of how programs and funding have or will impact the residents of your housing authority is particularly impactful. Sunday morning's Legislative/Regulatory Briefing and other sessions at the conference will provide you with the most up-to-date information on current funding proposals and priorities for the affordable housing industry.

There are still some pandemic-related restrictions in place in Washington's federal buildings. Congressional offices are open but operating under different circumstances, similar to last year. Visitors need an appointment and must be escorted into the buildings by congressional staff. Scheduling procedures vary by office, but typically requests are made by phone or through the lawmakers' website. If you have a contact at your local office, they may also be able to assist you in scheduling a meeting at the Washington, DC office.

When contacting the offices, be sure to mention that you are a constituent and include background on your housing authority and why you would like to meet with your representative. If you do not hear back within a few days, call the office directly to follow-up on your meeting request.

View the directories below for contact information for your representative:


Cancellations received in writing before August 12, 2022, will be refunded less an $80 administrative fee. Substitutions are welcome if notified in writing. There will be no refunds after August 12, 2022. No refunds are given for no-shows. BY SUBMITTING THIS REGISTRATION FORM YOU ARE AGREEING TO PHADA'S CANCELLATION POLICY.

For instructions on how to add Staff or Commissioners to your account so they receive your Member rate, click here.
For assistance or to pay by check, please call the PHADA office at: 202-546-5445 or email Norma Bellew at nbellew@phada.org.


View the Conference Agenda
The agenda is subject to change. Sessions and speakers will be announced later this Fall.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Room Rate: $249 - Includes complimentary wi-fi in guest rooms. A portion of the room rate is being used to offset conference costs.

Cut-off date: August 12, 2022 (Based on availability)

Hotel Reservation Policy: Register first then reserve your room. You will receive a hotel booking link in your registration confirmation email that will allow you to reserve your hotel accommodations in the room block. Any reservations in the PHADA room block without a corresponding conference registration may be canceled without notice.

Reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or a guarantee with a major credit card. Reservations cancelled less than 72 hours in advance will incur cancellation penalties.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Sara Patterson at spatterson@phada.org.

PHADA/Rutgers University Executive Director Education Program (EDEP)

NOTICE: We have two openings in the EDEP In-Person Cohort. If you wish to register for these in-person courses, please contact Norma Bellew at: nbellew@phada.org.

PHADA and Rutgers will offer one in-person cohort and one virtual cohort (an extension of Rutgers' emergency distance learning) for the 2022 Legislative Forum. The cohort size is limited based on Rutgers' adult learning standards.

In-Person Cohort

  • Maintenance Management: September 9
    • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
  • Personnel Management: September 10
    • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Virtual Cohort
The virtual courses will be held via Rutgers' Canvas online learning platform and Zoom.

  • Maintenance Management: September 28 - October 5, 2022
    • September 28 via Zoom - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm ET
    • One independent student learning activity during the week
    • October 5 via Zoom - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET (wrap-up and exam)
  • Personnel Management: October 12 - 19, 2022
    • October 12 via Zoom - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm ET
    • One independent student learning activity during the week
    • October 19 via Zoom - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET (wrap-up and exam)

EDEP Course Descriptions:

  • Maintenance Management
    • Faculty: Lou Ricco and Bill Snyder, Execu-Tech
    • Maintenance Management includes such diverse topics as budget preparation, staffing, quality control, work order systems, resident involvement, and insurance and liability. This one-day program addresses each of these issues and uses examples of well-maintained public housing authorities to illustrate the concepts learned.
  • Personnel Management
    • Faculty: Jeffery Driscoll
    • This course familiarizes executive directors with the principles of managing people to achieve established goals. Specific management tools, such as performance appraisal systems, are explained, and the components of a good personnel policy are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the executive director in the leading and motivating housing authority staff.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

We encourage attendees to wear masks indoors, except while actively eating or drinking.

Hand sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the meeting space and we encourage attendees to wash their hands regularly.

If you are not feeling well prior to the meeting, please do not travel. Contact Norma Bellew (nbellew@phada.org) to cancel your registration. If you are not feeling well during the meeting, please do not attend the conference.

Attendee Waiver

By registering for this conference, I agree to the following:

I agree to allow PHADA to use my image or voice in photographs, video recordings, or other electronic reproductions of such event or activities.
I grant PHADA permission to share my contact information with exhibitors and sponsors.
There is always inherent risk in participating in any activity. Due to the circumstances created by COVID-19, there is a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility. PHADA and its partners will be taking all legal, prudent and advisable measures to reduce the risk of virus/illness transmission between people at the conference. Despite our best efforts, we will be unable to reduce the level of risk to zero.
1) I acknowledge these risks, and others, and agree to take full personal responsibility for them. I will not hold anyone else accountable, including PHADA and its partners, should I contract illness or should anything else happen to me during my participation in this learning experience.
2) I agree to monitor my own health status and will not attend the conference if I am symptomatic in any way or if I believe I have been exposed to someone with COVID19.
3) I agree to comply with all distancing guidelines, masking requirements and safety protocols imposed by PHADA or the host hotel regardless of whether federal, state or local laws dictate the use of these practices.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Both EDEP Courses - Virtual $1544.00
EDEP Maintenance Management - Virtual $927.00
EDEP Personnel Management - Virtual $927.00
Member Guest Registration $85.00
Member Registration $310.00
Nonmember Both EDEP Courses - Virtual $1544.00
Nonmember EDEP Maintenance Management - Virtual $927.00
Nonmember EDEP Personnel Management - Virtual $927.00
Nonmember Guest Registration $85.00
Nonmember Registration $310.00

Available Functions


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Location Information

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Need to register staff and/or commissioners at the Member rate?

Current PHADA Members can add staff and/or commissioners to their housing authority record to receive the Member rate. Click here for a PDF with step-by-step instructions.


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