Legislative & Policy

Current Legislative Issues

On December 27, 2020 President Trump signed a spending package that includes FY21 funding for HUD programs and additional COVID-19 relief. 

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...

Latest News
8.3.21
The recently introduced trillion-dollar infrastructure bipartisan agreement in the Senate, “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” includes several provisions affecting public housing under “Division F- Broadband.” In the definitions section of Title I for Broadband Grants the agreement defines a community anchor institution “as an entity such as a school, library, health clinic, health center...
8.2.21
HUD Funding Encompassed in Consolidated Appropriations Act On July 29, on a strict party-line vote of 219–208 with all Democrats present voting “aye” and all Republicans present voting “nay”, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a “minibus” fiscal year 2022 (FY22) appropriations legislation comprised of seven appropriations bills funding several federal departments...
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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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