CENTRAL FALLS – Today, the Central Falls Housing Authority (CFHA) announced its recognition as a Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) High Performer for 2015. PHAS is a program implemented by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to measure the performance of public housing agencies across the country. CFHA received a score of 97 out of 100 possible points.
“The Central Falls Housing Authority has served a crucial role in our community for thousands of residents over the years,” said Central Falls Mayor, James Diossa. “I’d like to congratulate the hard working staff and commissioners at the housing authority for providing top quality service to the people of this city, especially Director Tina Sullivan. This is an important recognition for the city that highlights our dedication to meeting a high standard on behalf of taxpayers.”
The PHAS scoring system evaluates housing authorities in several categories including, physical inspections, financial condition, management operation, and capital fund programs. CFHA received perfect scores in all but one of these categories.
“I am very proud of the accomplishments of the Central Falls Housing Authority,” said CFHA Director, Tina Sullivan. “Receiving a high performer designation is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of the staff, Board of Commissioners, and the residents we serve. The score demonstrates that working as a team for a common cause produces very positive results.”
PHAS has helped the delivery of services in public housing and enhances trust in the public system by providing a management tool for effectively and fairly measuring the performance of an Authority in essential housing operations. This is CFHA’s 8th consecutive year of earning High Performer Honors. To qualify for High Performer Honors, Authorities must meet or surpass a score of 90 on a 100 point scale.