HUD No. KY06-002
February 22, 2006
HUD HONORS HOUSING AUTHORITY OF CARROLLTON AS AGENCY OF THE YEAR FOR MID SIZE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT
Pikeville, Scottsville, Louisville, Paducah, Bowling Green, and Covington Housing Authorities/Agencies Also 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 Mid-Year Conference held February 12-15, 2006, 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. Awards are also given for Resident Initiative Program of the Year, Family Self Sufficiency Program of the Year, and a new Best Practices for Web Site Design of the Year. 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 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.
Recognized as the Mid Size PHA of the Year was executive director Harold Malcomb, along with the staff and
residents of the Housing Authority of Carrollton (HAC). The HAC has been a high performer under HUD's standards
for seven years in a row. The HAC has effectively and efficiently utilized their capital improvement dollars each year by investing in their units. The investments have resulted in a very desirable housing choice in their community.
The HAC resident counsel is very active and fully participates in the annual plan preparation process to the
maximum extent. In fact, each year the entire resident population is surveyed to determine what type of physical improvements they would like the HAC to focus on. The HAC leadership considers this feedback when planning projects for the upcoming year.
Other award winners included the Housing Authorities of Pikeville, Scottsville, Louisville, Bowling Green, and
Covington, as well as the City of Paducah Housing Choice Voucher Program.
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 as
well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.