CLPHA supports the nation’s largest and most innovative housing authorities by advocating for the resources and policies they need to solve local housing challenges and create communities of opportunity. We frequently champion our members' issues, needs, and successes on the Hill, at HUD, and in the media. In these arenas CLPHA also advocates for legislation and policies that help our members, and the public and affordable housing industry as a whole, strengthen neighborhoods and improve lives.
Click below for links to congressional testimonies, statements for the record, action alerts, comments to HUD and other federal agencies, and the latest information about CLPHA's multi-pronged housing advocacy.
In December 2017, HUD released a Notice announcing a new program for public housing authorities: the EnVision Centers Demonstration. The demonstration, which will include approximately 10 communities, is designed to test the effectiveness of collaborative efforts across governments, nonprofits, industries, and the housing sector in four core areas: economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership.
On January 10, 2018 CLPHA submitted comments to HUD on the notice of suspension for Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) designations.
CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC's comments on the Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving To Work Demonstration Program Solicitation of Comment dated May 4, 2017.
CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC 's comments on HUD's Proposed Implementation of Various Section 8 Voucher Provisions under the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization (HOTMA) Act of
CLPHA strongly supports and endorses the attached comments submitted to HUD by the Steering Committee of the 39 MTW agencies on the proposed revised methodology for the STS requirement. As stated, many of these agencies have been successfully serving families under MTW for nearly 20 years, and we believe the new STS formula proposed by HUD would penalize MTW housing authorities who are creatively using MTW funds to accomplish critical objectives.