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The Latest from Washington

Last Tuesday, February 7, the Insurance Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee marked up a discussion draft of the Affordable Housing and Self Sufficiency Improvement Act of 2012 (AHSSIA). Formerly known as SESA, a major change in this piece of legislation will be the increase in MTW authority among PHAs. NAHRO has provided a detailed summary of the hearing here.

The Latest from Washington

The latest edition of the NAHRO Monitor is now available online. Be sure to check out HUD Publishes Guidance on Eligible Uses of Operating Fund and Voucher Program Information to Help PHAs Begin CY 2012.

On Monday, January 30, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced new regulations intended to ensure open public housing to all eligible persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Week in Review

Are you a PHA that is confused about funding for FY 2012 and beyond?

Afternoon Review

On November 14, House and Senate appropriators reached agreement on a “minibus” appropriations measure (H.R. 2112) that includes FY 2012 funding for HUD programs. The conference report addresses the Public Housing Operating Fund, Public Housing Capital Fund, HOPE VI, Section 8 tenant-based and project-based programs, as well as HUD’s community development and affordable housing programs.

Update from Washington

HUD has responded to another Washington Post article criticizing the HOME Investment Partnership program. Click here to read HUD’s response.

In related news, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced new proposed regulations intended to strengthen oversight in the HOME program.

Week in Review

In a recent New York Times editorial, the Obama Administration and Congress were criticized for considering cutting spending for HUD’s budget. The editorial describes governments’ history of cutting public housing programs and the effects cutting community development programs all together could have on the economy.

In other news, the NAHRO 2011 National Conference and Exhibition took place in St. Louis this week.

Update from Washington

The latest edition of the MONITOR is available for NAHRO members online. Be sure to read NAHRO’s Survey and Analysis: State-by-State Effects of 62 and 83 Percent Pro-rations in HCV Administrative Fees on Vouchers Households Leased; HUD Begins Implementing Offset; and, Proposed Rule: Provision to the Section 8 Management Assessment Program Lease-Up Indicator.

Recently, NAHRO members discovered errors in a pre-populated data provided in HUD-52723.

Update From Washington

On October 4, HUD released its estimated impacts of the proposed Operating Fund offset for PHAs. The latest information can be found on the Allocation Adjustment Website where House and Senate offset estimates can be found.

Week in Review

On September 20, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee held its markup of the Transportation-HUD bill. The subcommittee released a summary of its bill to the public the same day. The subcommittee unanimously passed its bill and sent it to the Full Senate Appropriation Committee the next day for markup.

Your Afternoon Update

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee is set to mark up the FY 2012 Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20. The House Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its version of the FY 2012 THUD bill earlier this month making significant cuts to several key housing programs that greatly affect NAHRO members.

NAHRO recently released a Direct News update on the House Appropriations marked up version of FY 2012 THUD bill.