HUD No. KY07-005
Bob Young, Regional Director
(404) 331-5001 ext. 2008
February 23, 2007
HUD HONORS PARIS-BOURBON COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
AGENCY 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 11-14, 2007, in Louisville.
The Paris-Bourbon County Community Development Agency (CDA) was honored with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Agency of the Year Award from among those authorities and agencies in Kentucky managing a HCV rental assistance program. The Paris-Bourbon County CDA has been a high performer under the HUD Section 8 Management Assessment Program for the past five years. This agency has been administering various HUD funding since 1976 and through their efforts and continued good management the HCV program has grown to its current size of 472 program participants. The program has also expanded more recently to include the Homeownership Voucher Program. Seven families have realized the dream of homeownership through the use of the HCV toward mortgage costs. Two of the houses were newly constructed on vacant city lots, which helped to increase the housing stock and tax base for
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 to 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 Hopkinsville
- Medium PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of Catlettsburg
- Small PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of Salyersville
- Housing Choice Voucher Agency of the Year - Paris-Bourbon County Community Development Agency
- Resident Initiative Program of the Year - Housing Authority of Covington
- Family Self-Sufficiency Program of the Year - Kentucky Housing Corporation
- Website Design of the Year - Housing Authority of Somerset
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
For more information, please contact Deborah Knight, HUD Louisville Field Office, at (502) 618-8129.