Amsterdam Housing Authority

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The Public Housing Reform Act requires submission of both a Five-Year and an Annual Plan. The Five-year PHA Plan describes the agency’s mission and the long-term plan for achieving that mission over the subsequent five years. The Annual Plan provides details about the PHA’s current programs and the resident population served, as well as the PHA’s strategy for addressing the housing needs of currently assisted families and the larger community.

What Is the PHA Plan?

The PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to public housing agency (PHA) policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. There are two parts to the PHA Plan: the 5-Year Plan, which each PHA submits to HUD once every 5th PHA fiscal year, and the Annual Plan, which is submitted to HUD every year by non-qualified agencies.


The PHA Plan process was established by section 5A of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.). Section 5A(b) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437c-1(b)) was amended by the 2008 Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA), Sections 2701 and 2702, Small Public Housing Authorities Paperwork Reduction Act. This amendment provided an exemption of certain qualified PHAs from the annual plan requirement.  AHA’s fiscal year is January – December.