The FY19 Budget & Appropriations process is ongoing. CLPHA will continue to engage in the legislative process and advocate for funding for HUD and for public and affordable housing programs.
On December 20, 2017, the U.S. Congress passed the joint House-Senate conference committee agreement on HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. HR 1 is the most far-reaching tax reform legislation in over three decades. For affordable housing providers the bill fully preserves private...
By vote of 83 to 16, the U.S Senate just passed a bipartisan appropriations package to fund nine departments and other agencies, including the U.S Department of Housing Urban Development, through September 2019. The spending deal, expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives later this evening, will then go to President Trump for his signature, which, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is very likely.
In yesterday's article "Trust in Public Housing at Stake Over Looming Government Shutdown," YES! Magazine quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and CLPHA members Kurt Wiest, Bremerton Housing Authority Executive Director, and Mark Gillett, Oklahoma City Housing Authority Executive Director, on how another government shutdown could continue to sow mistrust in public housing authorities (PHAs) and HUD.
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The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee will webcast its February 12 oversight hearing titled, “The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Management of Housing Contracts During the Shutdown.”
Lost in the shuffle among the recent shutdown, furloughed government workers, a possible future shutdown, installation of the new Congress, and more, was the quiet but significant work of the House and Senate appropriations committees to reach spending agreements on the remaining individual subcommittee FY19 spending bills.
HUD’s one-size-fits-all regulatory approach often inhibits PHAs from effectively tailoring federal programs to local community needs. PHAs have been successful when they are able to tailor their policies according their agency’s individual local goals, housing market conditions, and community priorities. This flexibility provides housing authorities the necessary tools to best serve their low-income residents. HUD should allow housing authorities to focus on innovation, ...