Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
Now on day 31 of the nation’s longest government shutdown, three days after the President offered a deal House Democrats called a non-starter, it is still unclear when Congress and the President will reach a compromise to reopen and fund government agencies including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
CLPHA’ Executive Director Sunia Zaterman spoke to Multi-Housing News about the disastrous effect the shutdown will have on not only on Housing Choice Voucher funding and other rental assistance programs, but also affordable housing projects, if it continues beyond February. Zaterman added that if the shutdown continues into March, for smaller landlords and property owners...
Washington, DC – Members of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) hosted a national call with over 2,200 registrants yesterday, January 15, about the effects of the partial government shutdown on low-income people and communities and the affordable housing programs that serve them.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development today issued additional information about HUD’s contingency plan so that PHAs administering the HCV program may access their HUD-held Housing Assistance Payment Reserves (HHR) under certain circumstances due the lapse in appropriations.
While the nation continues to cope under the partial federal government shutdown, Congress continues to work towards normalcy as it conducts its business. The Senate recently announced the makeup of its standing committees for the first session of the new 116th Congress. For the Senate committees of primacy to CLPHA, the members are: