On July 11, CLPHA
submitted comments on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Capital Fund
Interim Scoring Notice, which provides a restoration of five points for
occupancy under the Capital Fund subsystem for fiscal years ending in
2011. While CLPHA appreciates
HUD’s response to the industry’s serious concern about penalizing housing
authorities for occupancy issues under the Capital Fund subsystem, this is just
a small and temporary step in working toward a more comprehensive solution to
myriad challenges currently in PHAS.
On July 16, CLPHA submitted two sets of joint comments to HUD on proposed changes to project-based voucher regulations. As previously reported, on May 15, the Federal Register published a proposed rule, “The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA): Changes to the Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Programs.” This proposed rule seeks to establish, in regulation, the HERA reforms made as discussed in a November 24, 2008 notice and also to make other related regulatory changes, particularly to the project-based voucher program.Read More >
On July 13, CLPHA, PHADA, and NAHRO sent a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan
expressing concern that the competition to procure Performance-Based Contract
Administrators (PBCA) is not an open and fair opportunity for all qualified
applicants, particularly public housing authorities. The letter argues that the PBCA Notice of
Funding Availability (NOFA) included features that, taken together,
artificially limit the number and type of applicants vying for contracts.
As part of the CY 2013
Operating Subsidy process, HUD will use PIC data to pre-populate the HUD form
52723 Section 2, Categorization of Unit Months. In previous program years (CY 2011 and CY
2012), the form was pre-populated with editable unit months data. However, unlike past years, the unit
status/months fields in the CY 2013 HUD-52723 Section 2 forms will be locked
and not editable by housing authorities.
Scholarships are available for the National Affordable Green Homes &
Sustainable Communities Summit at Greenbuild, which will be held in San Francisco on November
13-14, 2012. Housing authority staff are encouraged to apply.
News from Denver, Fresno, Houston, King County, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, San Francisco, and several members in New Jersey.Read More >