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...

Latest News
1.19.21
Today, the Department of the Treasury posted a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 
1.15.21
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHAdgreer@clpha.org  (202) 550-1381  
1.12.21
CLPHA has been asked to provide input to the Biden-Harris HUD and Treasury transition teams  regarding  the implementation of the $25 billion emergency rental assistance appropriation at a meeting convened by the Urban Institute, scheduled for January 13.
1.7.21
The Treasury Department will be distributing $25 billion in COVID relief emergency rental assistance funds directly to U.S. states, territories, localities (with more than 200,000 residents), and Indian tribes. Based on the previous method of disbursing Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), it is assumed that the $25 billion in emergency rental assistance will be divided by share of total U.S....
1.6.21
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHAdgreer@clpha.org (202) 550-1381   For Immediate Release January 6, 2021   (Washington, D.C.) January 6, 2021 – Sunia Zaterman, executive director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, released the following statement on the results of yesterday’s special election in Georgia:
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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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