NAHMA HUD Updates: Agencies Publish Contingency Plans in case of Government Shutdown and HUD Publishes 2016 Deloitte Recommendation Report on PBCAs

January 19, 2018

Dear NAHMA Members-

Please find two important updates below:

  1. 1.       Agency Contingency Plans Published

With the federal government set to shutdown operations, tonight at 11:59 pm (EST), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published their HUD Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations. Members can find Q&As in Appendix B: FAQs for External Stakeholders, which addresses how the lapse of funding may impact HUD programs. HUD’s Contingency Plan can be found here.  The USDA Office of Rural Development’s Contingency Plan is available here.

Please note: Negotiations between Congressional leaders and the President are ongoing, however no agreement to fund the government, beyond today, has been reached.  NAHMA decided to delay sending a Grassroots Alert to members until early next week, as a shutdown over the weekend will not impact government operations and negotiations appear to be making progress.  Based on today’s indications, the parties were nearing a deal to fund the government and a short-term extension could be passed to avert a shutdown.  We plan to keep members updated, if the situation changes.

  1. 2.       2016 Deloitte Section 8 Recommendation Report 

Today, HUD published a 2016 Deloitte report on the review of PBCA program and provides recommendations on a new approach to HUD.  NAHMA has been awaiting the publication of this report, as both NAHMA staff and our members were interviewed by Deloitte in 2016. The report states, “HUD engaged Deloitte Consulting LLP to assist in developing a new strategy for obtaining Performance Based Contract Services (PBCS), and to provide this recommended acquisition strategy. In developing the strategy, Deloitte conducted research and analyzed PBCA operating structures, PBCS stakeholders, and procurement options based on the research. This report provides the research methods used, research observations, an evaluation of potential options, and a recommended acquisition strategy.” NAHMA believes this report provides insight into how HUD is making decisions on the PBCA rebid process and their recent solicitation on National and Regional Support Services.  We recommend Members read the report, available on the NAHMA website here. As a reminder, NAHMA is still soliciting member comments on the PBCA solicitation. Please submit comments to us by COB on January 26th, 2018.

We are also thankful for the assistance of congressional committee staff on the House Financial Services Committee, who asked HUD to make this report public. 

Thanks,

Larry

Larry Keys, Director of Government Affairs

National Affordable Housing Management Association

400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone 703-683-8630, ext.111 Email lkeys@nahma.orgWebsite www.nahma.org

NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing.