Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
Agreement Heads to White House for Signature
After five-months-long negotiations between House and Senate leadership and the White House, the House passed an all-encompassing two-year budget deal on July 25 that increases spending for military and domestic programs, suspends the debt ceiling through mid-2021, and eliminates the threat of sequestration.
The House Financial Services Committee voted unanimously on July 16 to approve H.R. 3702, the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019,” bipartisan legislation from Reps. Al Green (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) that would formally authorize HUD’s Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.
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.
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