Financial Management Support to Gary Housing Authority

Financial Management Support to Gary Housing Authority

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Econometrica provided financial and asset management support to the Recovery Administrator and Executive Director for the Gary Housing Authority (GHA), in Gary, IN. GHA administers 1,969 low-rent units and 1,648 Housing Choice Vouchers. HUD placed GHA in administrative receivership in June 2013. From November 2014 to December 2016, Econometrica provided day-to-day operational technical assistance, training, and development of policies and procedures for GHA’s finance staff, and worked with GHA asset management staff to improve asset management functions through staff training and creation of a more effective information management and reporting solution that assisted GHA staff in managing its public housing inventory. Areas of improvement included reduced vacancies, more timely relocation of tenants, and better control over rehabilitation, demolition, and new construction projects.

OneCPD Plus: HUD Technical Assistance and Capacity Building – Troubled PHAs

OneCPD Plus: HUD Technical Assistance and Capacity Building – Troubled PHAs

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OneCPD is a HUD initiative that provides technical assistance (TA) for HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) grantees. OneCPD+ was HUD’s first expansion of the OneCPD TA Cooperative Agreement system outside the CPD office and into HUD’s other offices and programs, such as the Office of Public and Indian Housing and Office of Housing. Eligible TA activities include needs assessments, direct TA and capacity-building engagements, developing and maintaining tools and products, and self-directed and group learning. Econometrica was awarded a third-straight TA grant through the OneCPD+ Notice of Funding Availability competition and was asked to provide TA to public housing agencies (PHAs) designated as in troubled status as determined by HUD. Assignments issued under this cooperative agreement include providing direct TA to six PHAs in New York State; conducting a needs assessment and providing direct TA for the Housing Authority of the City of South Bend, IN; and providing logistical support for a training series and performing actual training across the country related to the issuance of HUD’s latest Capital Fund Guidebook.