FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers a high performer in the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) report for 2015.

HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) effectively and fairly measures the performance of a public housing agency using the PHAS. As the centralized system of REAC, the Integrated Assessment Subsystem electronically collects individual subsystem scores, produces a composite PHAS score and communicates the results that represent a PHAS’s management performance.

“We are proud to once again be named a high performer by HUD,” said Marcus D. Goodson, executive director of the HACFM. “We continue to excel because of the unwavering support and leadership of our board of commissioners and the commitment from each employee to give his or her very best to this agency every day.”

The PHAS scored HACFM 94 points out of a possible 100. PHAS indicators used for the scoring included physical, financial, management and resident reviews as well as financial sub-indicators including current ratio, months expendable funds balance, tenant receivable outstanding, occupancy loss, net income and expense management.

In 2015, the HACFM was also named Outstanding Agency of the Year by the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO).

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers serves more than 3,500 families as a catalyst for increasing access to safe, stable and sustainable housing and to help develop, preserve and revitalize communities through affordable rental housing. The agency is dedicated to empowering families with the means to become as self-sufficient as possible through its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) and HOPE VI Community Supportive Services (CSS) programs, encouraging and facilitating movement toward financial independence beyond the need for HACFM services. The HACFM also aims to instill pride and a desire for an enhanced quality of life for families and serves the greater Fort Myers community in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, respect and caring, while recognizing the needs and limitations of the mentally and physically disabled, aged and infirmed.

For more information, call 239-344-3220 or visit www.hacfm.org.