CLPHA and industry groups are encouraging HUD to continue to provide equal access to all qualified organizations in the Performance-Based Contract Administration (PBCA) program.
In a joint letter from CLPHA, NAHRO and PHADA to Carol J. Galante, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, the groups point out that "Public housing authorities (PHAs) across the country have served as outstanding performers under PBCA and have a strong and proven track record in providing these services to HUD."
Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) of the Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to other House members requesting their support for full funding of HUD housing programs in the appropriations bill for fiscal year 2011. Included in the letter is a request of $5 billion each for the public housing operating and capital funds; $19.55 billion for tenant-based rental assistance; and $1 billion for the housing trust fund.Read More >
All PHAs should have received notice of their 2010 funding allocations for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, including an Allocation Letter, the detailed calculations behind the allocation amount, and notes explaining each data item in the calculations. This year’s HCV proration is 99.5%.Read More >
HUD this week convened housing authorities and industry
groups to discuss Section Eight Management Assessment Project (SEMAP)
indicators, and the challenges of voucher portability. The discussions are part of HUD’s efforts to
work with PHAs to improve the systems that guide their shared
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A White House clean energy forum this week brought national and local
leaders together to emphasize the administration's commitment to
building a clean energy economy. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan talked about the relationship between housing and transportation, and how they are working to implement the administration's energy agenda.
Earlier this week, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued three lists of public and assisted housing properties that are pre-qualified for the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The lists include more than 17,000 public and assisted housing properties that are income-qualified to receive WAP funding.Read More >
HUD may not have guidance on smoking, but the Department issued a notice in July 2009 strongly encouraging PHAs to adopt non-smoking policies in some or all of their units.
CLPHA did an informal survey of its members asking about their policies, and found a range of policies and resident outreach programs -- many of which pre-date the HUD notice.Read More >
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Welcome new CLPHA member Anthony Scott, Executive Director of the Richmond Housing & Development Authority...Congratulations to: Richard Walega, leaving the New Bedford Housing Authority to serve as HUD New England Regional Director ...Read More >
Paying tribute to housing leaders Denny West and Jack Womack.