NAHRO Policy Team Blog

NAHRO Provides PHAs with Tools to Estimate 2012 Voucher Funding Now

As previously notified by HUD, the Department expects to notify PHAs of their final 2012 Housing Assistance Payment allocations and offsets (if applicable) by mid-February 2012.  Operating voucher programs during the limbo period between January 1st and when PHAs receive their funding allocations and then put their voucher program operations into full gear, has hurt PHAs’ programs in the past.  One of the most important things PHAs can do is to avoid, if at all possible, an unnecessary drop in their voucher leasing between now and when they ultimately receive th

Week in Review

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

Additional Time Available to PHAs Beyond December 21, 2011 But Voucher Funding Analysis and Planning Ahead Are Still Important

Additional Time Available to PHAs Beyond December 21, 2011 But Voucher Funding Analysis and Planning Ahead Are Still Very Important

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.