Busy week here at NAHRO headquarters as we prepare for our 2011 Legislative Conference. If you haven't seen our 2011 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda yet, check it out.
Along with my counterparts from other community development industry groups, I attended a meeting yesterday at HUD headquarters with senior Community Planning and Development officials. I'll provide a more detailed report at a later date but wanted to provide two quick takeaways.
A number of NAHRO members have reached out to us in recent weeks to raise concerns regarding HUD's determination that PHAs and Redevelopment Authorities may not act as developers under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. In response to these concerns, we authored a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan requesting that he exercise the waiver authority provided for under both the Recovery Act and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 in order to