Responding to a Real Need
As a result of steady federal "disinvestment" in public housing in 2004, the HAI Group Board of Directors decided to
try improving the political and economic environment of its PHA policyholders and the industry as a whole.
Early in 2005, HAI Group approached the three major public housing interest groups - PHADA, CLPHA, and NAHRO - to see how it could be of assistance. Our advice focused
on raising the level of appropriations provided for the Operating and Capital Funds. Since then, HAI
Group has acted independently to support
efforts by PHA industry groups.
Its early efforts have focused on drawing attention to PHA funding needs
and assisting industry groups in their efforts to achieve a more workable implementation of asset management and
a simplification in the regulations facing PHAs. Working with CLPHA
and PHADA, HAI Group funded an economic impact study designed to help make
clearer the positive economic benefits PHAs bring to their communities. This has been used effectively on Capitol Hill.
At this site, you will find a number of features that will
add value for policyholders seeking to influence the future of public housing.
The Legislative Action Center allows you to write your federal or state representatives with ease, track the daily schedule and hearings for the US House and Senate, follow the voting of your own representatives, learn about their background,
and track bills that are before Congress and state legislatures. Please explore this service.
Use it freely. You will find it is very powerful. Also, in Reports and Information, you will find research and other information that HAI
Group has assisted in developing or providing.