NAHRO Policy Team Blog

Update from Washington

The latest edition of theNAHRO Monitor was recently released on Friday, July 15. Be sure to read NAHRO President Akinola Popoola’s message on “Transparency and the Executive Compensation Information Proposal” as well as other up-to-the-minute news from Washington. 

Don’t forget that Summer Conference is quickly approaching!

The Morning Flash

Attention NAHRO members! The Subcommittee markup of the T-HUD bill initially scheduled for July 14 has been postponed. As a result, NAHRO’s national call-in day (originally scheduled for today) will also be postponed.  In the meantime, please continue to reach out to your members of Congress and tell them about the importance of affordable housing and community development programs in your community.

Don’t forget: This summer, anyone who registers for a NAHRO seminar will be eligible to win an iPod Shuffle!

The Afternoon's Latest

Attention NAHRO members! With less than a week until the House THUD Appropriation Subcommittee’s mark up of the FY 2012 THUD appropriations bill and Congress’ August recess right around the corner, it is time to focus on your legislative advocacy and media outreach efforts. To help prepare you in your endeavors, NAHRO has created an Advocacy and PR Toolkit. This toolkit covers everything you need to know from how to contact your legislator(s) to quick tips on writing a boiler plate or customized letter to the editor of your local media outlet(s).

The Latest From Washington

On June 30, HUD announced a revised version of the Notice of Disclosure form that describesthe rights of active duty military personnel and their dependents who are protected under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Update from Washington

HUD wants to hear your input on how to improve the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant NOFA at the Choice Neighborhoods Listening Session in DC from 2:30 – 4:30pm on Friday, July 15.

The Week In Review

On June 23,Tony Bazzie, Executive Director of the Raleigh County (WV) Housing Authority, testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity on a recently released discussion draft, entitled the Section 8 Savings Act (SESA), to reform the Housing Choice Voucher program. NAHRO and six other organizations provided recommendations on the proposed legislation.

Update from Washington

Attention NAHRO members! NAHRO, along with others, will testify tomorrow before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.  The hearing will focus on a recently released discussion draft of the ‘‘Section 8 Savings Act of 2011,” which makes reforms to the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Week In Review

Have you heard? All across the U.S., housing authorities are gearing up for Father’s Day Weekend. According to HUD, 200 agencies across the nation answered HUD’s call to host Father’s Day 2011 events this Saturday.

The Morning's Latest

 During a briefing from HUD on its proposed operating reserve offset implementation plans on Monday, NAHRO made it clear to HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Sandra Henriquez that NAHRO will remain strongly opposed to this proposal and will continue its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill against it.

 In case you missed it, HUD announced on Tuesday, June 14, in its 2010 A

HUD and VA Make Final FY 2010 HUD-VASH Voucher Awards

On June 13, 2011, HUD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded FY 2010 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) project-based vouchers in the amount of $5.4 million to PHAs in 18 States to supply permanent housing and case management for 676 homeless Veterans.