Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
Minnesota Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar Introduce the Public Housing Fire Safety Act of 2019
In response to the tragic high-rise fire in Minneapolis last month, Minnesota Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar introduced the Public Housing Fire Safety Act of 2019 this week. The bill would create a new competitive grant program to provide funds to PHAs who wish to retrofit older high-rise apartment buildings with sprinkler systems.
On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.
CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh recently submitted comments on HUD’s proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”). Our comments, which were drafted with feedback from CLPHA members, are available here.
Next week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will re-introduce the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration Act of 2019 (the AHEAD Act).
Current Policy/Regulatory Issues