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New Public Housing Resources and Training Available

January 12, 2022 Print ShareThis

New resources and training are available on the HUD Exchange to support public housing agencies (PHAs) and their partners in developing and administering their public housing and voucher programs:

  • Public Housing Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption Requirements Toolkit: This toolkit provides PHAs with resources to inform residents about HUD's Public Housing Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption requirements.
  • Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption Policy Video: This video provides guidance and information for PHA staff related to HUD's Public Housing Minimum Rent and Hardship Exemption requirements.
  • PHA Implementation of a Successful Preventative Maintenance Plan: This training provided PHAs with an overview of preventative maintenence planning and its importance.
  • Public Housing Assessment System Training: Improving PHA Performance: This five-module webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and the four indicators and sub-indicators in these areas: Physical Assessment Subsystem (PASS), Management Assessment Subsystem (MASS), Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS), and Capital Fund Program (CFP) Assessment. The final module is now available.
  • Mainstream Vouchers: These vouchers assists non-elderly persons with disabilities and are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.
  • HCV Landlord Resources: These resources provide an overview of some of the main processes’ landlords will encounter when participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.
  • HCV Landlord Strategy Guidebook: The HCV Landlord Strategy Guidebook presents strategies that PHAs can implement to improve landlord participation in the HCV program.
  • EPC Incentives Management Training: This video series assists PHAs with an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) develop the knowledge and skillsets needed to better understand EPCs and review and request various EPC incentives during the annual Operating Fund Grant (OpFund) process.
  • PHA Asset Repositioning Post-Closing How-To Videos: This video series explains and discusses common issues and activities that occur post-repositioning. Additional videos coming soon. Each video will help PHAs understand their asset management and reporting responsibilities in the project-based voucher (PBV) program following repositioning actions leading to PBVs.
  • Public Housing Resident Organizing and Participation Toolkit: Available in English and Spanish, this toolkit assists public housing residents interested in creating or supporting a resident council.
  • NSPIRE Online Training: This training curriculum provides a basic foundation of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) inspections model and how it works within HCV program.
  • PHA Strategies to Assist People Experiencing Homelessness Guidebook and Webinar: This five-part guidebook outlines strategies and approaches for PHAs to play an important role in reducing and ending homelessness in their communities by using HCV and public housing programs. The accompanying webinar introduced the guidebook and presented best practices.
  • HCV Landlord Videos: This collection of videos introduces the HCV program to prospective landlords and highlights HCV landlords from across the country.
  • FYI Webinar Series: Partnership Development and Maintenance Recording: This webinar discussed best practices for developing and maintaining partnerships that promote a successful Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) program.
  • Mainstream Voucher Spotlights: In these video interviews, residents and staff from three PHAs share how Mainstream vouchers are helping HUD-assisted families who meet the targeted preference criteria in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

View additional public housing resources and training on the HUD Exchange.

Tags: Housing Choice Voucher Program Project-Based Voucher Program Public Housing Capital Fund RAD