Public Housing


House Committees Mark Up Reconciliation Bills with Major Housing Investments 

The House Financial Services Committee completed their work on Tuesday and sent their portion of the bill to the House floor with a 30-24 party-line vote. The committee voted down all of the amendments offered by Republicans.  


Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Partisan Reconciliation Bill

The Senate voted 69-31 August 10 to pass the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package (with $550 billion in new spending), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684). All 50 Democrats and 19 Republicans voted in favor of the bill. This legislation does not include any LIHTC provisions, but it does include several housing-adjacent provisions.


MTW Reports on PBVs, FSS and Households Served

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research released three reports that examine aspects of the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program.


Adrianne Todman Nominated as HUD Deputy Secretary

President Joseph Biden (D) nominated Adrianne Todman as the deputy secretary of HUD. Todman is currently the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Todman will need to be approved by the Senate.


Urban Institute Analysis of Proposed Federal Housing Policy, Program Reforms

In a new brief, Federal Reforms to Strengthen Housing Stability, Affordability and Choice, the authors highlight the following eight frequently proposed federal reforms to existing housing programs and policies, identify their support among relevant housing stakeholders, and discuss evidence of their impact on housing stability, affordability and choice.


HUD Training on Environmental Review Procedures – April 14

On April 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. ET HUD will host a webinar on environmental review procedures as a part of its public housing repositioning Wednesday webinar series. This webinar will discuss environmental review procedures as Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) plan and implement public housing repositioning.


RAD & Section 18 Blend Webinar to be Held Feb. 17

HUD and Enterprise Community Partners will host a webinar from 1-3 p.m. ET on February 17 on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and Section 18 new blend options described in PIH Notice 2021-07. Register here.

QAP Minnesota

Minnesota Offers $15 Million for Rehab of Public Housing

Minnesota Housing will administer up to $15 million in General Obligation (GO) bond proceeds through the Publicly Owned Housing Program (POHP) to help finance public housing rehabilitation costs. Applications are due Thursday, April 29, 2021 by noon CT. Applicants must be local units of government, such as a city, county, housing redevelopment authority (HRA), or public housing authority (PHA).


Section 18 Update Offers New Section 18/RAD Blends & Other Flexibilities

On January 19, HUD published Notice PIH 2021-07 superseding and replacing its 2018 Section 18 notice regarding the demolition and/or disposition of public housing property, eligibility for tenant protection vouchers (TPV) and associated requirements.


$10 Billion Invested in RAD-Converted Public Housing

In just seven years since the first public housing property converted under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and their partners have cleared another major milestone—surpassing more than $10 billion for the improvement and replacement of converting public housing properties.

Member News

Pennrose selected as Co-Developer for 15-acre DC Public Housing Redevelopment

The DC Housing Authority selected Pennrose, EYA and Bozzuto to redevelop the 15-acre Greenleaf Gardens Public Housing community, ultimately envisioned to feature more than 1,800 units.


MassHousing and the Boston Housing Authority Announce Financing for the Third Phase of the Redevelopment of the Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston

MassHousing closed on a total of $78.8 million in financing to Beacon Communities LLC, to complete the third phase of the redevelopment of obsolete public housing at the Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston.

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