05/03/2010
IN THIS ISSUE:

CLPHA Testifies on Public Housing Reform Bills

Keith Kinard, CLPHA Board Member and Executive Director of the Newark Housing Authority, represented CLPHA before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity and told a tale of two public housing developments.  The occasion was a hearing convened by Subcommittee Chairwoman Maxine Waters D-CA) to consider two legislative discussion drafts, the “Public Housing One-for-One Replacement and Tenant Protection Act of 2010” and the “Public Housing Preservation and Rehabilitation Act of 2010.” 

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Full House for NYCHA, HPD Annual Legislative Breakfast

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) New York Congressional Delegation Annual Housing Breakfast drew a large and widely engaged, audience.

Representatives Eliot Engel, Jerrold Nadler, Charles Rangel, Edolphus Towns, attended the April 28 event, along with Rep. Nydia Valezquez, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee.  Several congressional members’ staff attended along with staff from the House and Senate appropriations committees. Read More >

DOT Announces Fund Applications, Requests Comments

The Department of Transportation has published a notice soliciting applications for $600 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II Discretionary Grants, as well as comments by May 7 on the criteria and guidance.

The program is similar to the TIGER appropriation in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act''). As with that program, funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or a region.

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Member News

Oakland Housing Authority Director and long-time CLPHA member Jon Gresley is retiring after 32 years at the authority; he was honored at CLPHA's last meeting when he stepped down from the board...

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