Plans & Policies

Plans & Policies

Fresno Housing has developed several key documents to guide the organization’s strategic direction as well as its daily operations.

Annual Plans

Each year in accordance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, 24 CFR Part 903 and subsequent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notices, Fresno Housing prepares updates to the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plans. The purpose of the Annual Plan is to notify HUD of any changes to the prior year’s 5-Year and Annual Plan. It is also a way to report progress made in meeting the goals outlined in the PHA 5-Year Plan.

The Current Annual Plans were approved and adopted by the Boards of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Fresno and the Housing Authority of the County of Fresno. Both are transmitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before October 1st each year.

Fresno Housing announced its intention to modify its 2021 Annual Plan. The modifications for the Housing Authority of the City of Fresno and the Housing Authority of Fresno County 2021 Annual Plans were made available for review and drafts are listed below.

Fresno Housing 5-Year and Annual Plans, beginning January 1, 2020, are listed below.

 

Annual Plans

Each year in accordance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, 24 CFR Part 903 and subsequent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notices, Fresno Housing prepares updates to the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plans. The purpose of the Annual Plan is to notify HUD of any changes to the prior year’s 5-Year and Annual Plan. It is also a way to report progress made in meeting the goals outlined in the PHA 5-Year Plan.

The Current Annual Plans were approved and adopted by the Boards of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Fresno and the Housing Authority of the County of Fresno. Both are transmitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before October 1st each year.

Fresno Housing announced its intention to modify its 2021 Annual Plan. The modifications for the Housing Authority of the City of Fresno and the Housing Authority of Fresno County 2021 Annual Plans were made available for review and drafts are listed below.

Fresno Housing 5-Year and Annual Plans, beginning January 1, 2020, are listed below.

 

Administrative Plans

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) enacted as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to provide housing assistance to low-income families, is administered by Fresno Housing with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  To administer the program, Fresno Housing enters into an Annual Contributions Contract with HUD. Fresno Housing ensures compliance with federal laws, regulations, and notices and must establish policies and procedures to clarify federal requirements and to ensure consistency in the program operation, which are encompassed in the Administrative Plan.

2020 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE PLANS

Administrative Plans

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) enacted as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to provide housing assistance to low-income families, is administered by Fresno Housing with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  To administer the program, Fresno Housing enters into an Annual Contributions Contract with HUD. Fresno Housing ensures compliance with federal laws, regulations, and notices and must establish policies and procedures to clarify federal requirements and to ensure consistency in the program operation, which are encompassed in the Administrative Plan.

2020 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE PLANS

Family Self-Sufficiency Action Plan

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program helps increase earned income and reduces dependency on subsidies.  The FSS Action Plan is a policy framework that describes the policies and procedures to operate the program.

Family Self-Sufficiency Action Plan

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program helps increase earned income and reduces dependency on subsidies.  The FSS Action Plan is a policy framework that describes the policies and procedures to operate the program.

Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)

Fresno Housing is responsible for public and affordable housing throughout Fresno County. As a government agency created and authorized by state law to develop and operate housing and housing programs for low-income families, Fresno Housing enters into an Annual Contributions Contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through which it administers these programs. Fresno Housing ensures compliance with federal laws, regulations, and notices and must establish policies and procedures to both clarify federal requirements and to ensure consistency in the program operation. These policies are encompassed in the Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP).

2020 Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy 

Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)

Fresno Housing is responsible for public and affordable housing throughout Fresno County. As a government agency created and authorized by state law to develop and operate housing and housing programs for low-income families, Fresno Housing enters into an Annual Contributions Contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through which it administers these programs. Fresno Housing ensures compliance with federal laws, regulations, and notices and must establish policies and procedures to both clarify federal requirements and to ensure consistency in the program operation. These policies are encompassed in the Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP).

2020 Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy 

Strategic Planning

Fresno Housing’s 2012-2015 Strategic Plan – “Mapping the Way toward a Strategic Future for the New Fresno Housing” – was developed through a comprehensive, yearlong process that included an in-depth assessment of the organization’s history, accomplishments, and challenges gleaned from research, document review, and interviews with more than 60 stakeholders and community leaders and more than a dozen interviews with the leadership of other housing authorities across the country. This information provided the groundwork to develop a new vision, mission, set of goals, and an action plan. The process was guided by the agency’s Executive/Senior Management Team and the Board of Commissioners, and is enhanced by Special Initiatives.

The Fresno Housing Strategic Plan, supports its continued mission of creating vibrant communities throughout Fresno County through four broad strategic areas:

  • Place:  Quality Housing
  • People:  Engaged Residents
  • Public:  Broad Support
  • Partnership:  Effective Collaboration
Strategic Planning

Fresno Housing’s 2012-2015 Strategic Plan – “Mapping the Way toward a Strategic Future for the New Fresno Housing” – was developed through a comprehensive, yearlong process that included an in-depth assessment of the organization’s history, accomplishments, and challenges gleaned from research, document review, and interviews with more than 60 stakeholders and community leaders and more than a dozen interviews with the leadership of other housing authorities across the country. This information provided the groundwork to develop a new vision, mission, set of goals, and an action plan. The process was guided by the agency’s Executive/Senior Management Team and the Board of Commissioners, and is enhanced by Special Initiatives.

The Fresno Housing Strategic Plan, supports its continued mission of creating vibrant communities throughout Fresno County through four broad strategic areas:

  • Place:  Quality Housing
  • People:  Engaged Residents
  • Public:  Broad Support
  • Partnership:  Effective Collaboration
Looking to the Future

A guide to goals and strategies of Fresno Housing:

Looking to the Future