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.
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.
My name is Emily Pasi and I am the newest addition to NAHRO’s Washington, D.C. office. During the summer months, I will be working with NAHRO as an intern dabbling in congressional relations, policy and programs, and media outreach. This fall, I will be beginning my senior year at Penn State University. With a major concentration in public relations, I am also working on completing two minors in business and political science.
During my years at Penn State, I have been actively involved with Penn State’s Lawrence G.
NAHRO and its partners recently submitted the following letter to the editor of the Washington Post:
The undersigned national organizations representing elected officials and housing practitioners are strong supporters of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. We are disappointed that the Post’s recent reporting on the program has favored misleading, blanket assertions while ignoring HOME’s twenty-year track record of success providing decent, safe and affordable housing opportunities for millions of low- and moderate-income Americans.
HUD will hold a two-and-a-half day conference in the Washington, DC area to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The conference is scheduled for May 2-4, 2011.
As part of its ongoing preparations for the event, the Department invited several industry groups to a meeting at HUD headquarters this past Friday. NAHRO was in attendance.