HUD No. KY09-007
February 24, 2009
HUD HONORS HOUSING AUTHORITY OF FLEMINGSBURG 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.
The Housing Authority of Flemingsburg (HAF) is honored with the Agency of the Year Award from among those Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in Kentucky managing less than 100 units. This 40-unit PHA has been in existence since the mid-1960s. This high performing PHA claims a number of accomplishments not typical of a PHA this size.
The PHA utilizes an average annual subsidy of approximately $150,000 to carry out its mission to assist eligible
families in a non-discriminatory manner with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities. Through effective management, residents are given the opportunity to strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of
their lives. Hallmarks of this PHA's management include: high occupancy, efficient use of PHA funds, and the
provision of targeted self-sufficiency programs for its residents.
Management at this PHA consists of the Executive Director who is supported by one maintenance mechanic and a part-time laborer. Accomplishments of particular importance to the PHA include: complete computerization of the office; the addition of office/garage/community room space, fenced playground, new windows and roofs, storage buildings for residents, new doors and lighting; and installation of central air conditioning in all units.
The PHA has created linkages for residents to numerous self-sufficiency programs. The PHA has also spent time building relationships with its residents and through uniquely tailored self-sufficiency efforts. We are pleased to present this award to the Housing Authority of Flemingsburg.
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
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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
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