|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||CONTACT: CHRISTI HARLAN|
|Wednesday, March 15, 2000||202-224-0894|
Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, has announced a hearing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's new Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS).
The PHAS provides HUD with a scoring system for the physical inspection of public housing units. The subcommittee is responding to industry concerns that the PHAS does not accurately or fairly rate the condition of public housing units.
"After hearing from a number of housing authorities across the country who have expressed concern regarding HUD's implementation of the public housing assessment system, I have decided it is necessary to hold an oversight hearing on this matter," Allard said.
2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Room 628 Dirksen Senate Building
The Honorable Harold Lucas
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Assistant Chief Operating Officer of Housing Management
Denver Housing Authority
Mr. Hal Rose
Temple Housing Authority
Mr. Allen Hester
Assistant to the Executive Director
St. Paul Public Housing Agency
St. Paul, Minnesota
Mr. Kevin Nelson
Stratford Housing Authority