Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
To facilitate sharing of information among CLPHA staff and members about various issues related to COVID-19, CLPHA has created a Google document.
As discussed during yesterday’s member call, CLPHA will be advocating for additional funding for PHAs in a fourth stimulus package. Discussion around what funding should be included in the next package is currently underway, and Congress is expected to begin negotiations when they return from recess on April 20.
On Wednesday, March 25, CLPHA's counsel Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC prepared a memo for CLPHA summarizing The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Families First Act”), H.R. 6201, which was signed into law on March 18, 2020. Click below for Reno & Cavanaugh's summary of the Families First Act, with a focus on the sections related to family, medical, and emergency leave.
On Thursday, March 26, CLPHA participated in a call with other industry groups and senior HUD staff, led by PIH Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz. During the call, HUD staff shared some updates of interest to CLPHA members:
Late in the night of March 25, the U.S. Senate passed by a vote of 96-0 the third emergency supplemental relief and funding legislative package to help Americans combat the coronavirus crisis. Senate passage sends the bill to the U.S. House of Representatives where it is expected to be considered on Friday, March 27.
Current Policy/Regulatory Issues