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
1.16.20
On January 14, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing to learn about the successes of the HUD-VASH program in reducing veteran homelessness as well as significant challenges that continue to limit the program’s success.
1.16.20
On January 14, in its first hearing of the year and the 2nd session of the 116th Congress, the full House Financial Services Committee under Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) held a hearing entitled “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable” with the following witnesses testifying: Karen Chapple...
1.14.20
Today, HUD’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) was
1.8.20
The Protecting Immigrant Families campaign is hosting a call and two webinars in January to provide basic information about the public charge rule and the current state of play regarding the rule and related immigration policies:
1.8.20
As of January 1, 2020, California has a state-wide law prohibiting landlords from rejecting potential tenants solely on their use of a housing voucher. The law, known as Source of Income (SOI) protection, replaces SOI ordinances that were previously in place in several California cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara County to cover voucher holders across the state.
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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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