10/17/2013
IN THIS ISSUE:

Congress Passes CR to Reopen Government, Continues FY13 Post-Sequestration Funding

Late Wednesday evening, after 16 days of a government shutdown, Congress passed and the President signed into law a continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government through January 15, 2014, amends slightly the Affordable Care Act, and extends the debt limit through February 7, 2014, among other provisions. Extending current, FY13 post-sequestration funding through January 15, the CR offers no exceptions or funding anomalies for HUD programs, and its sole anomaly for HUD is a provision to extend the Rental Assistance Demonstration program through January 15, 2014.

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CLPHA Shares Importance of LIHTC on BPC Housing Expert Forum

October 2013 marks the 27th anniversary of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission has published 14 commentaries on the lessons learned and how can this federal program can remain successful. As one of the guest experts on the BPC’s Housing Expert Forum, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman shared how LIHTC is “An Essential Preservation Tool for Public Housing.”

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NYCHA Releases Reports Demonstrating Public Housing’s Significant Economic Impact

On October 17, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John Rhea presented the findings from two new economic impact studies to the audience of a Ford Foundation and National Public Housing Museum convening. The reports underscore the value added by public housing to the New York economies and why NYCHA and the families served should be supported. The first report demonstrates that NYCHA sustains 30,000 jobs in New York City and New York State, and that the agency contributes $6 billion through all spending activities to the City and State economies.

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CLPHA Member News

Despite the government shutdown and the specter of a default, CLPHA members pressed on with their work to strengthen neighborhoods and improve lives. In Milwaukee, an Express Vending Library will be installed in the redeveloped Westlawn neighborhood. In DC, officials broke ground on the final phase of a mixed-income, transit-oriented redevelopment that is helping to revitalize the Anacostia community. The impacts of sequestration, however, continue to be felt, leaving some housing authorities with very difficult decisions. Find out about these stories and the latest news from CLPHA members in Albany, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Cuyahoga, Durham, Houston, Milwaukee, New York, Santa Clara, and Washington, DC.

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