Many PHAs are asking, "What does the shutdown mean to our agency and the families we serve?" Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted a 67-page contingency plan which provides some guidance to PHAs on the impacts of a lapse in appropriations due to the federal government shutdown.
I think we can all agree that the past year has been one of the most challenging in recent memory. Up until the last moment, many of us didn't really think that sequestration would go through. But it did, and our nation's housing authorities rose to the test.
Registration for the first-ever NMA Housing Conference is now open, and session information has been announced.
Topics: Blended Occupancy, Capital Fund, EIV, Executive Management, Fair Housing, FASS-PH, IMS/PIC, Mixed Financing, Program Management, RAD, Rent Reasonableness, Sequestration, Sustainable Communities, The Housing Conference, VMS
Tip #13: Ensure effective program utilization.
The Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) is HUD's method for assigning objective ratings to public housing agencies (PHAs). Most PHAs are scored under SEMAP every year (small, non-troubled agencies are scored every two years).