02/12/2014
IN THIS ISSUE:

Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Bill Signed by the President

On January 17, President Obama signed the bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill, HR 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014,  which funds the federal government for FY14. The funding bill met the terms laid out in mid-December by the Murray-Ryan budget agreement, which provided $1.012 trillion for the operation of the federal government. The bill enabled the federal government to avoid another shutdown and is the culmination of round-the-clock drafting and negotiating between House and Senate appropriators from mid-December to mid-January. It marks the first full appropriations bill since FY12.

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MTW Agencies Highlight Program Successes at Congressional Briefing

On February 4, nearly 100 people attended the congressional briefing, The Moving to Work Program: Improving Life Outcomes for Low-Income Residents through Innovative Policies and Strategies, on Capitol Hill. Over 50 congressional offices were represented in the audience, including staff from the House and Senate Appropriations Committees as well as the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees. Several housing authority representatives from across the nation were also in attendance.

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CLPHA, CSH Release Paper on Partnership Opportunities for Housers Under the ACA

CLPHA and CSH have released a paper, Opportunities for Health Partnerships through the Affordable Care Act, which follows from the MOU between our organizations and CLPHA’s focus on systems alignment to improve health, education, and other outcomes for low-income families. This paper aims to provide the basic information needed to energize the housing industry to identify potential health partners, educate those health entities on the importance of housing, and explore creative ways to use limited resources.

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CLPHA Members Close RAD Deals Amid Demand for Program Participation

CLPHA congratulates the Fresno Housing Authority and the Housing Authority of San Buenaventura on closing deals under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. We hope these will be the first of many CLPHA members able to begin work on preservation projects that leverage public funding to access private investment in an effort to address the capital backlog that endangers low-income housing. Read More >

CLPHA Welcomes Austin as New Member in 2014 along with New Leadership in Chicago, NYC

CLPHA welcomes the Housing Authority of the City of Austin as a new member in 2014, along with new leadership at long-standing member agencies, the Chicago and New York City Housing Authorities. We look forward to working with our new and returning members on continued efforts to secure the funding and sound policies needed to solve local housing challenges and create communities of opportunity.

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CLPHA Member News

CLPHA members in Cambridge, Cuyahoga County, El Paso, and San Bernardino are among those planning to preserve public housing through RAD. Housing authorities in Houston, San Diego, and Lucas County are preserving residents' health by implementing tobacco-free policies and helping residents to quit smoking. Across the country, CLPHA members are leveraging scarce resources through strategic partnerships and implementing innovative programs in order to strengthen neighborhoods and improve lives. Find out about these efforts and the latest news from CLPHA members in Cambridge, Cuyahoga County, El Paso, Fresno, Houston, King County, Los Angeles, Lucas County, Milwaukee, New York, San Antonio, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Clara, Seattle, and Winston-Salem.

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