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On December 27, HUD again circumvented regulatory and process requirements to make changes to the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC). Through a Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice, HUD published revisions to the ACC, referred to as “the New ACC,” and provided for a 60-day comment period.


CLPHA was informed today that HUD will be publishing its required Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notices for its revised Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) and the Moving to Work ACC for the expansion agencies on Thursday, December 27, in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period.

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 beginning on page 75.
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 housing.

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 term as Speaker of the House.


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