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  • #65037
    KayofSunshine
    Participant

    Hi All,

    I am a new member and going through the intake process. I am looking for more information on how the HOT-PHA program works. I was told that the only Public Housing Authority in MA to work with NACA is Worcester. Do I need to change my voucher to the WHA? I have called WHA and they weren’t aware they worked with NACA. My worker is unfamiliar and is trying to find more information on this as well.

    Any information is appreciated!

    #66881
    Ewing24mail
    Participant

    Hello,

    Did you ever get any useful info? I’m trying to work the program as well….?

    #66893
    TTrumble
    Member

    Hello all,

    At this point in time, the HOT-PHA program is only functional in a handful of cities. I truly hate to say it, but it seems that a lot of local housing authorities just don’t want to be bothered, which is a huge disappointment.

    At present Worcester is the only housing authority in MA actively using the program. Elsewhere, you will simply have to check with your local NACA office to see if it is available in your area.

    HOT-PHA is a program with incredible potential to create personal wealth through homeownership that can lift people out of poverty and create a better life for future generations while getting people off the Section 8 rolls and freeing up benefits for others who are in need of help. NACA will eagerly work with any local housing authority that is willing to implement this federally funded program, and we encourage our members to advocate with their elected officials from local to federal to make sure the HOT-PHA program is made available that Section 8 programs are in existence.

    Tim Trumble
    Online Operations, NACA
    ttrumble@naca.com

    #68256
    Missmarie88
    Member

    @TTRUMBLE, I know your post says to contact local office to inquire if my local housing authority is currently participating but they are closed and I was transferred automatically to member services who can not help. I see you knew about another members area above, would you know anything about MD. My local office is Baltimore MD but I am in a different county. Are any housing authorities in MD currently working with NACA?

    #68266
    TTrumble
    Member

    Hello Missmarie88,

    Unfortunately, my specific knowledge of Worcester came from the advance work we did for the Achieve the Dream event we held there last year.

    You will likely find your local Housing Authority’s offices closed as well. The Baltimore NACA office is officially open, but not accessible to the public, and many staff members are working from home or coming into the office on a limited basis.

    I reached out to the Baltimore office director to see if I could get a specific answer for you. Anne Arundel county is definitely on board, and we were about to meet with Baltimore city officials to firm up that relationship just before the pandemic hit.

    Beyond those two, I’m afraid the answer will only come with some time and patience while everything starts to reopen.

    Tim Trumble
    Online Operations, NACA
    ttrumble@naca.com

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