Annual and Agency Plans

On October 21, 1998, Congress passed the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA), which among other key reforms, requires a housing authority to submit an Annual Plan every year and a Five Year Plan every five years to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on how they run all their federal programs.

The Five-Year "Agency Plan" is a strategic planning document for the public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs that identifies the Housing Authority’s goals for the next five years.  

Fiscal Years 2013-2017 Agency Plan

The Annual Plan describes the Housing Authority’s administration of both programs, describes the planned uses of the Housing Authority’s financial resources, long term goals and proposed new policies.  The Annual Plan must be updated each year.

Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018 Annual Plan

Resident Advisory Board (RAB)

As part of the Annual Plan and Agency Plan process, Section 511 of the QHWRA instructs every Public Housing Authority to convene one or more RABs to assist and make recommendations on the development of the Annual Plan and Agency Plan, as well as on any significant amendments or modifications.  The RAB meets approximately in November and December of each year to provide feedback on any proposed policy changes.  Annually, the public housing program invites all Resident Council members and the HCV program invites all HCV participants to volunteer in the RABs. If you are a current Section 8 program or public housing program participant, and are interested in joining the RAB, you may email your interest to  Please include your full name and your tenant identification code.   

Agency Public Documents