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In the event of a partial government shutdown, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will follow its 2018 Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations. Specific guidance for program operations affecting the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) begin on page 8 of the shutdown plan, with additional information for tenants and housing authorities...
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) issued a statement this week after her nomination by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve as the chair of the House Committee on Financial Services. Though subject to the approval of the Democratic caucus, Waters will be the first woman and African American to lead the committee, which oversees public and affordable...
With House Democrats poised to take control of the chamber in early January, leadership choices for the House and Senate have been finalized by the respective Democratic and Republican Caucuses—except for the final floor vote for House Speaker on January 3, 2019. The Senate will once again see Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader, and Nancy Pelosi is the odds-on favorite to win a second...
On November 19, CLPHA hosted a member call to receive feedback regarding comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” “Public Charge” is a term used by U.S.
A new bill from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) that includes an array of tax provisions could put Housing Credit legislation back in play during the lame duck session of Congress. The “Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018,” would renew some expired tax provisions, make technical corrections to the recent tax cut legislation, provide incentives for...
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