PHADA 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition

PHADA’s 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition is scheduled for June 2–5 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. As always, the Annual Convention & Exhibition will provide the latest information and tools housing authorities need to run their agencies in busy and ever-challenging times.

PHADA is planning several timely sessions on legislative, budgetary and regulatory matters affecting housing authorities. There will be several sessions to provide attendees with important information coming out of Congress and HUD’s Washington headquarters. Topics include the status of the debt limit ceiling and sequestration situation as well as FY 20 HUD appropriations. PHADA also plans to cover the latest on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and the expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) program.

Another session will focus on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS). This will include potential changes that the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) may attempt to make later this year including possible new inspection-related requirements and some on governance. There will also be sessions on the new Annual Contributions Contract, the ongoing UPCS-V demonstration in the voucher program, and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation. New developments on HUD’s planned changes in the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program and Asset Management/Central Office Center (COCC) will also be reviewed. Some other topics that will be covered include effective tenant screening and security (including cyber security), pending legislative changes in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), an innovative accreditation pilot program, revised demolition disposition requirements, and the Dept. of Homeland Security’s proposed “public charge” rule.

In addition to these innovative sessions for executive directors and their staffs, PHADA will provide training for commissioners. Expected sessions will cover effective strategic and succession planning, “repositioning” of HA assets, dealing with HUD’s budget uncertainty, ethics, and current events in housing, among other topics.

These are just some of the planned sessions for the 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Other sessions are now in the works and will be announced shortly. Look for more specific details on workshops, sessions and other convention highlights in the Advocate and on the PHADA website.

Click here to download a PDF version of the registration brochure.

CLICK HERE to register for the conference.

Hotel Information

Marriott Harbor Beach
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Room Rate: $209 including resort fee and complimentary wi-fi throughout hotel. A portion of the room rate is being used to offset conference costs.

Cut-off date: May 2, 2019 (Based on availability)

Hotel Reservation Policy: Register first then reserve your room! You will receive a code in your registration confirmation email that will allow you to reserve your hotel accommodations in the room block. Reservations at the PHADA group rate will be accepted on a space available basis through May 2, 2019, or until the room block is sold out. Any reservations in the PHADA room block without a corresponding conference registration may be canceled without notice.


Jun 02 - 05 2019


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


PHADA Member: $490 Non-member: $600


Marriott Harbor Beach
3030 Holiday Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316