04/08/2011
IN THIS ISSUE:

Housing Groups Issue Joint Statement on Funding in FY11 Budget

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA), National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) join together in asking budget negotiators to recognize the vital importance of public housing as they work to reach agreement on an FY11 spending package.

Public housing serves our nation’s most critical housing needs and provides safe, affordable homes to over 1 million low income American households. The average annual income of a public housing family is $13,404, and more than half of those families include a family member who is elderly or disabled. Public housing meets an essential need that would otherwise go unmet in nearly every community in the United States.

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House Budget Committee Passes Republican FY2012 Proposal with Strong Democratic Opposition

This week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a budget plan for FY12 variously described as “big,” “bold,” “ambitious and politically perilous,” which “slashes the budget deficit” while “slashing spending on domestic programs and fundamentally overhauling government health programs for the elderly and the poor”. Included in the proposal is a radical overhaul of Medicare and Medicaid and the imposition of severe caps on government spending, with the goal of stabilizing and eventually paying down the debt.  According to Chairman Ryan, this budget “cuts $6.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade compared to the President’s budget…eliminates hundreds of duplicative programs, reflects the ban on earmarks… curbs corporate welfare bringing non-security discretionary spending to below 2008 levels…and brings government spending to below 20 percent of the economy.

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CLPHA Comments on FMR Trend Factor Comments

CLPHA comments on the trend factor methodology used by HUD in the calculation of Fair Market Rents. (PDF)

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CLPHA Comments on Proposed Capital Fund Rule

CLPHA comments on the proposed Public Housing Capital Fund Rule.(PDF)

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