Congressman Steven Palazzo today was recognized by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) as the Legislator of the Year Award for his strong advocacy for housing and community development programs.

“As the former CFO of the Biloxi Housing Authority (PHA), I’ve been engaged in Mississippi’s public housing community and know firsthand that the regulations that our PHAs must comply with are tedious. When coupled with limited funding, excessive regulations put our PHAs in a rough spot. I will continue working to find ways that allow our PHAs to run more efficiently, so that they can focus on what they do best: providing safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to our most vulnerable,” Palazzo said.

“NAHRO and its 20,000 members are grateful to Representative Palazzo for his commitment and leadership,” said NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman. “We need leaders and advocates on the Hill who understand the importance of housing and community development programs and the transformative effect they have on communities nationwide.”

“On behalf of MAHRO (Mississippi Association of House and Redevelopment Officials), I would like to congratulate Congressman Palazzo on receiving NAHRO’s Legislator of the Year award. He is well deserving of this honor due to his tireless work and efforts in helping us to improve the Housing Authorities on both the state and national level. He not only cares about the Housing Authorities but also the residents we serve. We have worked closely with Congressman Palazzo and his staff in the past and look forward to doing so in the future. Again, congratulations and a heartfelt thank you from us at MAHRO,” said Ginger Ming, President of MAHRO.

Palazzo has previously introduced the Small Housing Authority Opportunity Act to reduce onerous housing regulations. Provisions of his bill were later signed into law.

Congressman Palazzo Press Release