HUD No. KY05-002
(502) 582-6163 ext. 203
February 15, 2005
HUD HONORS HOUSING AGENCIES FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
The Pineville/Bell County Community Development Agency, The Campbell County Housing Program, and The Housing Authorities of Henderson, Morgantown, Irvington, Paris, and Maysville Receive Awards
LOUISVILLE - The Louisville HUD 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 HUD
Mid-Year Conference held February 8-11, 2005, in Louisville.
The Louisville HUD Office annually recognizes superior program administration by presenting awards for Small Public Housing Authority (PHA) of the Year for housing authorities with less than 100 units; Mid Size Public Housing Authority of the Year for housing authorities with 100-250 units, and Large Public Housing Authority of the
Year for housing authorities with more than 250 units; and, for Housing Choice Voucher Agency of the Year for housing choice voucher rental assistance program administrators. One hundred and five public housing authorities
are in competition for the public housing awards and forty-four housing choice voucher agencies compete for the Housing Choice Voucher Agency 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.
The Housing Authority of Irvington received the Small PHA of the Year award, the Housing Authority of
Morgantown received the Mid Size PHA of the Year award, and the Housing Authority of Henderson received the Large PHA of the Year award. The Section 8 Agency of the Year award was presented to the Pineville/Bell
County Community Development Agency.
Additionally, a Best Practices in Resident Initiatives and a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program of the Year award is given to the PHAs deemed to have operated the best programs for residents during the preceding year. Of the fifteen applications, there was a tie so two of the housing authorities were recognized for their Best Practices
in Resident Initiatives. The Housing Authority of Paris was recognized for its transitional housing for the homeless and the Housing Authority of Maysville was recognized for its summer lunch program entitled, "Bam Bam Bam, Let's Kick It Up Another Notch!" The Campbell County Housing Program was named the Family Self-Sufficiency Program of the Year for successfully graduating three participants, one of whom has purchased a home and the other two have been pre-approved for loans to purchase homes, and for reaching other significant employment and education benchmarks for the other program participants.
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