HADCO Executive Director Dolly Newman is still traveling on our dime without HADCO Board oversight:
Rumor has it that she was in Washington DC last week attending the professional associaton of Housing Authority Directors conference.
Here is the purpose and some of the costs we had to foot the bill for:
“This is an exciting and busy time in Washington as Congress moves closer to enactment of the FY 2011 HUD budget and considers major authorizing legislation (“PETRA”) that could very well change the direction of the public housing program. There are a lot of possibilities and opportunities available for public housing which is why executive directors need to continue to send a strong message to Congress. PHADA continually urges its membership to contact their elected officials to discuss ways to help ensure adequate funding for public housing. And what better way to contact your elected representatives than by a face-to-face meeting? The 2010 Legislative Forum, which will be held just steps away from HUD headquarters, will focus on helping housing professionals visit Capitol Hill and HUD to meet with key housing policymakers. While the Board of Trustees and committee members are strongly encouraged to attend, PHADA invites all executive directors to participate in this timely two-day meeting.
PHADA/Rutgers Executive Director Education Program (EDEP) classes will be offered September 9-11 (see course schedule below).
PHADA committee members and trustees should plan on arriving in time for meetings that start Sunday morning, September 12.
L’Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L’Enfant Plaza, SE
Washington, DC 20024
For reservations, call (800) 635-5065. Mention that you are attending the PHADA meeting when making your room reservation.
Room Rate: $209.00 single/double per night, plus applicable taxes.
***Important Hotel Information***
At this time PHADA’s room block at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is sold out. Please check with Stephanie White closer to the Legislative Forum as rooms will probably become available. If you have a reservation that you will not use, please contact Stephanie White BEFORE you cancel your reservation.
In the meantime you may make reservations at the Holiday Inn Capitol, which is close to the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Capitol Hill and HUD.
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
PHADA has secured a rate of $259 a night. To make a reservation, please call 1800-HOLIDAY and ask for group ID P9A. The cutoff date is August 12.
Other hotels in the area include:
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW,
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Rates will vary from $250 – $360 a night.
If you would like to add your name to the waitlist or have any questions, email Stephanie White at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.”