|HUD No. KY10-006
February 8, 2010
HUD HONORS HOUSING AUTHORITY OF PAINTSVILLE 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 7-10, 2010, in Louisville, Kentucky.
This year HUD staff has selected the Housing Authority of Paintsville (HAP), headed by its Executive Director Mr. Michael Spradlin, to receive the 2010 Housing Choice Voucher Program of the Year award. The housing authority manages a 274-unit public housing low-rent program and an 87-unit Housing Choice Voucher Program.
The HAP is proactive in ensuring that there are quality housing choices for voucher recipients. The HAP staff is also involved in the community to ensure that all viable housing choices are utilized for those needing housing assistance.
The HAP has been rated by HUD as a high performing agency for 5 years in a row and the HUD office is impressed
with its accomplishments during difficult economic times. HUD is proud to present this award to the HAP.
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 40 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 and Family Self-Sufficiency Program of the Year.
This year's award winners in each category included:
- Large PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of Newport
- Medium PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of Pineville
- Small PHA of the Year - Housing Authority of Williamstown
- Housing Choice Voucher Agency of the Year - Housing Authority of Paintsville
- Resident Initiative Program of the Year - Louisville Metro Housing Authority-Lourdes Hall and Dosker Manor
- Family Self-Sufficiency Program of the Year - Housing Authority of Glasgow
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; 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 ad enforces the nation's
fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.