HUD recently announced that PHAs can register for its new voluntary demonstration that will test new inspection protocols. PHAs participating in the demonstration, known as NSPIRE, will receive one inspection per property during the demonstration period.
On July 22, CLPHA attended a listening session at HUD headquarters where HUD staff and PHA industry stakeholders discussed ways to ensure affordable housing can benefit from Opportunity Zone investments.
CLPHA has been contacted by staff of the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) about the issue of biometric technology in public and affordable housing and proposed legislation on the matter.
Specifically, the HSFC staff are interested in knowing if CLPHA members are using biometric technology in their facilities. HSFC staff have indicated it is helpful for them to understand the current uses of the technology; and, the intent of such use, e.g., whether housing authorities are using these technologies for security reasons or otherwise.
In response to the outcry from public housing stakeholders, the House Appropriations Committee included in their FY20 appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) a provision to prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from implementing, requiring, enforcing, or otherwise making any change, amendment, or alteration to any term or condition of the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) between the Secretary and any public housing agency.
HUD’s cruel proposal would force mixed-status families to decide between a roof for some, or homelessness for all.