Housing Authority of the City of Tampa Receives a Score of 100 Percent for Management of its Section 8 Program and a Score of 95 Percent for Management of its Public Housing Program from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
TAMPA, Fla. (January 24, 2011)--Today the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa (THA) received a Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score of 95 out of 100 points from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for management of its public housing program. In addition, the agency also received a Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) score of 100 percent for management of its Assisted Housing Program this past July. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa THA has been named a “high performer” under these evaluation systems.
The evaluation, which is conducted by the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC), is performed to disseminate information that helps to ensure safe, decent and affordable housing is offered to all whom qualify while restoring and promoting public trust. Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) uses the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) to calculate the scores using very specific criterion called “indicators”. These “indicators” are used to evaluate housing authorities across the country.
“I am very proud of this organization, our staff, and Board of Commissioners” says Jerome D. Ryans, President/CEO of THA. “We work together to accomplish our goals, one of which is to maintain a “high performer” rating for both our public and assisted housing programs for many more years to come.”
The SEMAP evaluation enables HUD to better manage the Section 8 tenant-based program by identifying public housing capabilities and deficiencies related to the administration of the Section 8 program. As a result, HUD will be able to provide more effective program assistance to public housing authorities. Out of the 15 indicators listed, THA received a perfect score in each category. The Multi-family Tenant Characteristic System (MTCS) as reported to HUD is used to verify submitted information
“The face of public housing is changing in the hearts and minds of the Tampa Bay community”, said Jerome Ryans, President/CEO of THA, “I am pleased to be a part of such change that enables us to consistently provide extraordinary housing and customer service”.
The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa promotes the development and professional management of a variety of affordable housing opportunities, facilities and supportive services to nurture neighborhoods, provide economic development and self-sufficiency activities to residents while also assuring equal access to safe, quality housing for low and moderate income families throughout the community.
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