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Public and Indian Housing
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.

The Office of Public and Indian Housing released the Notice of Funding Availability for the (NOFA) for its Fiscal Year 2014 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.   

The FY2014 NOFA (including the Application Package and Application Instructions) can be found at, and are due on May 29, 2014. 

Due to changes to the program, all potential applicants are strongly encouraged to view the webcast before submitting an application.  The webcast was broadcast on April 28, 2014, and powerpoints and the link to the webcast can be found at

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please refer to the 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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