06/09/2011
IN THIS ISSUE:

HUD Assistant Secretary Henriquez Defends FY12 Budget before House Appropriations THUD Subcommittee

On May 25th, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Sandra Henriquez testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. This was the first hearing of the subcommittee in the 112th Congress devoted to public and Indian housing programs.  Deficit reduction proposals for deep cuts to domestic spending...


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HUD Webcast on Choice Neighborhood Initiative

On June 3, 2011, The Department of Housing and Urban Development held a webcast to discuss the current status and the future of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI). Led by Deputy Assistant Secretary Carol Galante, it addressed the FY 2010 and FY 2011 budget plans for the program, including the competition and application processes as well as the plans for 2012.

Ms. Galante was joined by a panel which included Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Housing Investment; Ben Metcalf, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing; Luke Tate, Special Assistant to the Secretary; Caroline Clayton, the primary lead on the Choice Neighborhood program. The presentation materials are available on HUD’s website.

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Affordable Housing Harder to Find

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Policy recent report, The State of the Nation's Housing 2011, paints a sobering picture for renters looking for affordable housing.

In what the report describes as a complete reversal from the last 15 years, the number of renter households grew significantly, while the number of owner households fell.  Between 2006 and 2010, the number of renter households jumped by 692,000 annually while owner households fell by a net 201,000 each year. In 2010, the rental vacancy rate fell to its lowest quarterly rate since 2003.

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Going Green Conference in Boston

The HUD conference Going Green: Intelligent Investments for Public Housing, has been rescheduled for July 13-14. CLPHA is pleased to once again be a co-sponsor of this first of its kind event, which will feature sessions on a wide range of topics...

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Member News

CLPHA members Albany, Akron, Boston, Camden, King County and Seattle were among the 10 housing authorities to receive grants to be used as seed money to create early childhood education and adult training facilities for residents. Boston, Denver, Paterson and Portland were among the eight authorities receiving HOPE VI grants.

San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) recent $413,272 Family Self-Sufficiency grant was the largest award made.

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Former CLPHA Communications Director Passes Away

Sunia Zaterman's condolences on the passing of former CLPHA communications director Joe Feuerherd.

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