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The role of the Office of Public and Indian Housing is to ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing; create opportunities for residents' self-sufficiency and economic independence; and assure fiscal integrity by all program participants.
Announcements

HUD Releases Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HCV and Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Programs – Applications Due October 7th, 2013 

The Office of Public and Indian Housing recently released its Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its FY2013 Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (HCV FSS) Program and its FY2013 Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency (PH FSS) Programs.

The HCV FSS NOFA (including Application Package and Applications Instructions) can be found at:  http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=241954, and applications are due on October 7, 2013.

The PH FSS NOFA (including Application Package and Application Instructions) can be found at:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=241993, and applications are also due on October 7, 2013.

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to view the webcast before submitting an application.  The webcast was broadcast on September 10, 2013, and powerpoints and the link to the webcast archives page and an FAQ can be found on each program’s Funds Available Page.
HCV FSS - http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail/nofa13/hcvfss or
PH FSS - http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail/nofa13/pihfss

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please refer to Contacts listed in each NOFA.

Upgraded Benchingmarking Tool Available to PHAs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has upgraded a free online utility benchmarking tool that can help you as a PHA identify what your properties’ energy use is, ultimately allowing you to determine how to reduce your energy and save on utilities. EPA’s tool, the Portfolio Manager, is a free, web-based benchmarking tool that allows users to monitor the water and energy consumption of the buildings in their portfolio.  With this tool, interested PHAs can track their weather-normalized utility consumption by month or year, allowing you to compare energy use between buildings, target improvements to reduce your energy consumption and costs, and determine the effectiveness of energy improvements.

PHAs who have used the tool and want to see the upgrades, can visit EPA’s upgrade page.

PHAs who are new to the tool, can get started here: Energy Star Benchmarking Starter Kit.


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