Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
As the partial government shutdown continues and creates more uncertainty for public housing authorities, CLPHA is collecting information on the impacts and effects of the government shutdown on housing authorities and residents. We are particularly interested in examples regarding landlord willingness to accept new vouchers from HCV participants, and PHA decisions around issuing new vouchers....
CLPHA Executive Director Voices Concerns to Affordable Housing Finance about Shutdown’s Negative Impact on Low-Income Families
Today, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman was quoted in Affordable Housing Finance discussing how the shutdown threatens the stability of low-income households. Though HUD has prepared payments for housing vouchers and the public housing operating subsidy through February, Zaterman notes that the “existential threat” for voucher holders looms given the uncertainty...
Now in its 18th day, the partial government shutdown, which includes the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is already having an impact on the low-income families served by public and affordable housing. The ongoing uncertainty imposes challenges for resource allocation and, if the shutdown drags on, the lack of HCV and Operating Fund payments will lead to housing instability for...
Affordable Housing Leaders Demand End to the Government Shutdown & Passage of Full-Year Spending Bills
A coalition of more than 70 national organizations tell the Administration & Congress that people with the lowest incomes will be hit hardest if the shutdown continues.
You may recall that we reported on December 28 that HUD would be making HCV and Operating Fund payments for January. Given the protracted negotiations over the partial government shutdown, CLPHA inquired yesterday about February's payment as well. PIH leadership confirmed that HUD has enough money to make HCV and Operating Fund payments for February, and will bring in HUD...