PHA Listening Sessions: Revitalizing Core Business
(July – September, 2016)

Background

HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing hosted several listening sessions around the country to discuss HUD’s efforts to revitalize core business functions for the public housing and the Housing Choice Voucher programs in the following areas: 1) Reforms to Public Housing and HCV Assessments; 2) HCV Administrative Fee Formula; 3) UPCS-V Business; and 4) PIC Next Generation (PIC NG).

The listening sessions were held in the following cities on the dates shown below.

  1. Jacksonville, FL (July 12 & 13, 2016)
  2. Phoenix, AZ (August 2 & 3, 2016)
  3. Hartford, CT (August 23 & 24, 2016)
  4. Detroit, MI (August 25 & 26, 2016)
  5. Kansas City, KS (September 20 & 21, 2016)
  6. Ft. Worth, TX (September 22 & 23, 2016)
  7. Philadelphia, PA (September 27 & 28, 2016)

Who Attended?

The target audience for the sessions were Executive Directors, Public Housing Managers, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Managers, PHA’s IT personnel (if the PHA uses an in-house system), and software vendors that manage/service the Public Housing or HCV programs.

What Topics Were Covered?

Below is the agenda for the listening sessions.

Listening Session - Day 1 Agenda

#

Topic

Time

Duration

1

Onsite Registration

8:30 – 9:00

 

2

Introduction – Revitalizing Core Business

9:00 – 9:30

30 min

3

Reforms to Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP)

9:30 -11:30

2 hours

4

Lunch (On Your Own)

11:30 – 12:45

 

5

Reforms to Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS)

12:45 – 2:15

1.50 hour

6

Break

2:15 – 2:30

 

7

HCV Administrative Fee Formula Proposed Rule †

2:30 – 4:00

1.50 hour

8

Questions / Close

4:00 – 4:30

30 min


Listening Session - Day 2 Agenda

#

Topic

Time

Duration

1

Introduction to Day 2

8:30 – 8:45

 

2

UPCS-V Business

8:45 – 10:15

1.50 hour

3

Break

10:15 –10:30

 

4

PIC Next Generation (PIC NG)

10:30 – 11:45

1:15 hour

6

Lunch (On Your Own)

11:45 – 12:45

 

7

PIC Next Generation (PIC NG) - continued

12:45 – 2:00

1:15 hour

8

Questions / Close

2:00 – 2:30

 

† The HCV Administrative Fee Formula Proposed Rule presentation was not presented at the Philadelphia, PA listening session.  Instead, an Introduction to the Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) for Public Housing and Voucher Programs was presented.

Listening Session Presentations

The slides for each listening session topic can be downloaded by clicking on the respective topic below.

  1. Listening Session Introduction – Revitalizing Core Business
  2. SEMAP Reform Discussion
  3. PHAS Reform Discussion
  4. HCV Administrative Fee Formula Proposed Rule
  5. Uniform Physical Condition Standards for the Voucher Program (UPCS-V)
  6. PIC - Next Generation (PIC-NG)
  7. Introduction to HOTMA for Public Housing and Voucher Programs