Legislative & Policy

Current Legislative Issues

The Trump Administration released its full  fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget proposal on March 18, 2019, and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) released their FY20 funding bill on May 22, 2019. On June 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 277-194 to approve a $383 billion spending package of five appropriations bills, including funding for the departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban...

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...

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Discussions about the latest Coronavirus relief package between House Leadership and the White House are at an impasse.
TOPIC: the HCV Program & Technology HUD invites you to participate in a series of webinars on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.
On September 21, HUD issued a notice proposing significant changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. The changes, included in the 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, create multiple issues around implementation for which HUD is seeking comment.
  With mere hours left before the deadline expires at midnight tonight, the U.S. Senate passed HR 8337, the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act,” by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 84-10.The bill, continuing funding levels from fiscal year 2020 (FY20), prevents the federal government from running out of funds on September 30, the...
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Current Policy/Regulatory Issues

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, ...

RAD was initially authorized with a unit cap of 60,000 in the FY12 appropriations bill, which has since been lifted to 455,000 in the FY18 appropriations bill. In order to meet the demand for RAD, CLPHA strongly supports eliminating the RAD cap.

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