Palazzo promotes housing bill

Small public housing authorities in rural towns shouldn’t have to comply with the same regulations that apply in large urban areas, Rep. Steven Palazzo said Tuesday.

“This one-size-fits-all approach is bad for everyone involved,” Palazzo, a Republican, told housing authority officials from around the country attending a national conference in Washington.

Palazzo used the event to promote his bipartisan bill that would reduce red tape and inspections for smaller public housing authorities. Palazzo, a former public housing official in Biloxi, said such authorities are subject to the same rules as larger ones, but don’t have the same resources.

Hattiesburg American