In 2012, the Governor’s Commission for Public Housing Sustainability and Reform recommended that the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Local Housing Authorities (LHAs) become more transparent about operations and performance. As part of our efforts to address this recommendation, DHCD is sharing capital program planning and spending data with the public. Internally, DHCD uses this information to manage the use of annual bond cap and to identify policy, program, and technical assistance needs. Externally, this information is meant to facilitate productive conversations between residents, LHA staff, and other stakeholders on how to best preserve and sustain state-funded public housing.
DHCD intends to release annual capital program performance reports that provide information about each LHA’s capital plan submission and the previous three years of capital project expenditures. There are two reports contained in the Benchmark Document:
- The Capital Spending Report presents the performance of all LHAs in terms of meeting spending targets during the first three years of the Formula Funding (FF) program.
- The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Submission Report lists the status of each LHA’s most recent CIP submission (Submitted or Not Submitted).