HUD No. KY09-006
February 24, 2009
HUD HONORS HOUSING AUTHORITY OF LONDON FOR SUPERIOR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
LOUISVILLE - The Louisville Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presented awards for excellence in management to several housing agencies at the Kentucky Housing Association Mid-Year Conference held February 23-25, 2009, in Louisville.
This year, the Public Housing Authority (PHA) of the Year award from those PHAs in Kentucky managing 100-249
units is being presented to the Housing Authority of London (HAL). The HAL is a 134-unit PHA. This PHA has consistently sustained high performance designations through the HUD performance rating system. They have
shown commitment in establishing goals to always make the families they serve their number one priority.
The HAL provides a safe, "family-friendly" environment that involves residents in the security of their homes through neighborhood watch clubs, community events, decoration and beautification competitions, and allows them to take pride in where they live. Management systems have been put in place that has raised the level of this agency to a consistently high performing housing authority. The properties are always well maintained, safe, and trash free. The authority's staff takes great personal pride in the daily appearance of the complexes. We applaud the HAL for its
work that led to being selected as 2009 PHA of the Year.
The HUD Louisville Field Office annually recognizes superior program administration by presenting awards for Small
PHA of the Year for housing authorities with less than 100 units in management; Medium PHA of the Year for housing authorities with 100-249 units in management; Large PHA of the Year for housing Authorities with 250 or more units
in management; and, for Housing Choice Voucher Agency of the Year for rental assistance program administrators. One hundred and five PHAs compete for the public housing awards and forty Housing Choice Voucher agencies compete for the rental assistance award. To be considered for the authority and agency of the year awards, the competing organizations must excel at property, financial and occupancy rate management.
Awards are also given for Resident Initiative Program of the Year, Family Self-Sufficiency Program of the Year, and Best Practices Recognition for Website Design of the Year.
This year's award winners in each category included:
- Large PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of Covington
- Medium PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of London
- Small PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of Flemingsburg
- Housing Choice Voucher Agency of the Year - Cumberland Valley Regional Housing Authority
- Resident Initiative Program of the Year - Housing Authority of Providence
- Family Self-Sufficiency Program of the Year - Housing Authority of Bowling Green
- Website Design of the Year - Housing Authority of Pikeville
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities;
creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the
Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.