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
11.13.19
On November 5, CLPHA hosted a member call to solicit feedback on the recent HOTMA notice. CLPHA’s draft comments on the HOTMA notice, which incorporate member feedback, are now available for review.
11.8.19
Public Housing ACC and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC On Friday, November 8, 2019, HUD published proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”) for public review and comment.  The revised form ACC and MFACC Amendment were published as part of a 30-day Paperwork Reduction...
11.6.19
CLPHA supports bipartisan efforts to end politicized disbursement of disaster funds to Puerto Rico and public housing residents.   WASHINGTON (November 6, 2019) – Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, issued the following statement in support of bipartisan Congressional efforts to remedy the inconsistent delivery of disaster recovery...
10.31.19
Passage Sets the Stage for Conference Negotiations with the House
10.28.19
On Tuesday, November 5, at 3:00 PM ET, CLPHA will host a member call to solicit feedback on the recent HOTMA notice. An agenda for the call, which outlines specific issues raised in the notice, is available here
Action Alerts
10.23.19
9.25.19
9.6.19
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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