Publications

THA PUBLICATIONS

TO ORDER
Send check made payable to Texas Housing Association to:

Texas Housing Association
1106 Santa Fe Trail, #1
Duncanville, TX 75137
fax 972/572-2289
800/837-0645
txtha@texas.net

or to order ONLINE, go here

PHA CONNECTION (Directory)
The THA Directory is published once a year, usually March or April. It contains all the public housing agencies (PHAs) in Texas that administer the Public Housing and/or Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs. Executive director, address, phone, fax, office hours and email are provided. The appendix also provides, among other things, a listing of the PHAs with the number of units of each program operated as well as vendor Associate Member contacts.
Cost: one copy provided complimentary for paid members; additional copies for members: $10; HUD employees: $6; Vendors and other nonmembers: $35.

PHA ADMINISTRATION HANDBOOK
This publication has a wealth of information and sample policies related to all non-programmatic aspects of running a housing authority. It covers history and organization of housing authorities, personnel management, internal operations (filing, reporting, etc.), financial management (procurement, insurance, investments, etc.), audits/monitoring.
Cost:  Hardcopy with tabs, $75  ($50 if you order an updated version and already have a binder and tabs
on CD, $35

COMMISSIONER HANDBOOK
This publication covers all the basics of housing authority operation, conduct of board meetings and other information related to the roles and responsibities of the housing authority commissioner.
Cost:  Hardcopy with tabs, $50          on CD, $35

REDBOOK [Texas Apartment Association (TAA)]
The Redbook is published by the TAA after every session of the Texas Legislature. It is the most comprehensive collection available of information, forms and commentary on state law related to property management and landlord/tenant relationships. Under a special arrangement with TAA, Texas Housing Association is able to make the Redbook available to PHAs. Normally, one would have to join a local apartment association to have access.
Cost: $90

HUD’S PUBLIC HOUSING OCCUPANCY GUIDEBOOK (with chapter tabs)
This handbook is used as the training manual for the Public Housing Occupancy Certification Class.
Cost:  Hardcopy with tabs, $50          on CD, $35

HUD’S HCV OCCUPANCY GUIDEBOOK (with chapter tabs)
This handbook is used as the training manual for the Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy Certification Class.
Cost:  Hardcopy with tabs, $50          on CD, $35

HUD’s PHA PROCUREMENT HANDBOOK Plus State Procurement Laws and Sample Policy
Cost:  Hardcopy with tabs, $50          on CD, $35

 

NEWS ALERTS
Texas Housing Association keeps members informed of current changes and events through informal e-mail news alerts that are issued whenever something of interest needs to get to the field. This has been found to be the most efficient and expeditious way to deliver the news. It has replaced printed newsletters, which are often out of date by the time they are received. News alerts allow for up-to-the-minute information to be disseminated quickly to everyone.