The PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to public housing agency (PHA) policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. There are two parts to the PHA Plan: the Five-Year Plan, which each PHA submits to HUD once every fifth PHA fiscal year, and the Annual Plan, which is submitted to HUD every year. It is through the Annual Plan that a PHA receives capital funding and/or Public Housing Drug Elimination Program (PHDEP) funding. Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998 created the public housing agency Five-Year and Annual Plan requirement.
The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998 provided more flexibility and discretion for PHAs to use funding to address the needs of low-income families. The PHA Plan is Congress’s way of ensuring that the PHA is accountable to the local community for choices it makes with this flexibility.
The PHA’s resident community plays an important role in the development of the PHA Plan. Residents can ensure that their needs are being addressed and become more involved in issues that directly affect them. In addition, through involvement in the PHA Plan, residents will be more aware of the process that the PHA undergoes to prioritize agency activities. PHAs also benefit by working with residents since the residents can provide important information regarding the physical condition of the developments, physical or PHA Plan as a Strategic Planning Tool. The PHA Plan essentially walks the PHA through the strategic planning process because the Plan components reflect a basic organizational planning process. The PHA assesses the housing needs of the community; · the PHA identifies the financial and other resources available to the PHA to help address those needs; · the PHA establishes goals and strategies for addressing the needs identified; and · the PHA translates these strategies into policies and programs. This information helps PHAs to prioritize capital improvement activities and obtain supportive services for residents.
The Role of Resident Advisory Board & The Annual Plan
The Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan is a comprehensive guide to public housing agency policies, programs, operations and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. Input from the Resident Advisory Board is needed to establish and address the needs of the community. The main role of the RAB is to make recommendations in the development of the PHA Plan. The RAB assists the Housing Authority with advocating and applying for resources to serve residents. In order to facilitate collaboration, PHAs should encourage the RAB's participation from the inception of the planning process. PHAs are also required to request input from the RAB for any significant amendment or modification to the PHA Plan.
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Per HUD’s new non-smoking regulation, East Point Housing Authority (EPHA) will be going Smoke Free. All EPHA properties will be smoke-free campuses before JUNE 2018. The smoke-free campaign includes use of all lit tobacco products (e.g., cigarettes, pipes, and cigars) e-cigarettes, and water pipe tobacco smoking (i.e., hookahs). At EPHA we care about our residents’ health and want to assist in preventing smoke related illnesses. We also want to maintain the upkeep of our properties and we need your help to do that. If you are ready to stop smoking, contact your EPHA Housing Specialist for available resources to help you quit.
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