The Tallahassee Housing Authority Public Housing Agency Plan (PHA Plan) is the THA's strategic plan for serving the needs of its residents. This plan is created annually, and provides opportunity for THA's residents to participate in the process of creating the plan. THA begins creating the plan in the Fall season and the final plan is completed in the following Spring. A timeline for creating the plan is listed below. As they are created, draft copies of documents prepared throughout the process will be available for download on this webpage.
What is a PHA Plan - The Public Housing Agency Plan is a plan that informs HUD, residents, and the public of the Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) mission for serving the needs of low-income and very low-income families and the PHA’s strategy for addressing those needs. PHAs must submit 5-year plans for tenant-based assistance and public housing programs. Some PHAs are also required to submit annual plans to supplement the 5-year plans.
The PHA Plan consists of either one or two elements:
How often do we need to update the PHA plan? – Annually
Public Notice and Comment Period Requirements - The PHA governing body is required to convene a public hearing to discuss their Five-Year and/or Annual Plan and to prompt comments from the public regarding their proposed activities. PHAs must consider, in consultation with the RABs, all the comments received at the public hearing.
Notice and outreach - PHAs are required to carry out the following steps at least forty-five (45) days prior to the scheduled public hearing:
1. Publish a notice indicating that a public hearing (THA will hold 3), to present the Plan and further public comments, will be held including the time, date and location. The notice should also indicate where the Plan and pertaining documents will be made available for review. The documents should be maintained at an accessible place such as the PHA’s central office, website and at each site.
2. Conduct outreach activities to promote comprehensive participation in the public hearing.
Incorporating Comments into the Plan - PHAs are required to consider the RAB’s recommendations to the Plan but are not required to agree with them. The recommendations received must be submitted by the PHAs as a required attachment to the Plan. PHAs must also include a narrative describing their analysis of the recommendations and the decisions made on these recommendations. It is prudent for PHAs to acknowledge those recommendations that conform to the programs and the mission of the PHA. If the RAB does not provide recommendations to the Plan, the PHA must document that in an attached narrative.
How to contact our office:
If you have any questions regarding the PHA Annual Plan, please contact Tallahassee Housing Authority at (850) 205-1682. Other inquiries can be directed to: