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12.20.18 Research, Report
  Housing and health systems need to work together. Public housing authorities (PHAs) are significant providers of housing to those in need, offering the health sector scale and expertise. Little was known about how PHAs worked with the health sector writ large. By surveying PHAs across the...
11.14.18 CLPHA Advocacy, Report
New research from CLPHA and Econsult Solutions shows that PHAs generate and induce multiple streams of economic activity benefitting those who reside in public housing, as well as local employers, governments, and industries. Read more about "The Economic Impact of Public Housing: Ongoing...
11.9.18 News, Members Making News, Innovations, Member Profile
Vancouver Housing Authority Creates and Transforms Affordable Housing with New “Game-Changer” City Fund   Meriwether Place, a Vancouver Housing Authority community built with financing from the City of Vancouver's Affordable Housing Fund.   A strong partnership with local government...
2.21.19 CLPHA Member Update, Policy
The conferenced FY19 budget, signed into law on February 15, includes funding for a family mobility demonstration. The demonstration will fund $20 million for mobility support services, $5 million for new vouchers, and $3 million for evaluation. Support services could include, among others,...
2.20.19 CLPHA Member Update, Policy
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a press release today announcing its plans to update the REAC inspection process, beginning with a new standard timeline of 14 calendar days' notice before an inspection.    HUD is also launching a series of listening...
2.15.19 CLPHA Member Update
In a Feb. 14 letter to FY 2017 Mainstream Voucher Awardees, HUD addresses some common issues that PHAs have faced with implementation, including administrative fee disbursement, screening criteria, preference setting, and waiting list administration. The letter also states that HUD will be hosting...
2.14.19 Members Making News
Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members  who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! FSS grants help PHAs hire service coordinators who  connect residents with local programs and services. In HUD’s press release announcing the awards, Secretary...
2.14.19 CLPHA Member Update
By vote of 83 to 16, the U.S Senate just passed a bipartisan appropriations package to fund nine departments and other agencies, including the U.S Department of Housing Urban Development, through September 2019. The spending deal, expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives later this...
2.13.19 Members Making News
In an article in GOVERNING, "The Unintended Consequences of Smoke-Free Public Housing," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program officers Emmy Ganos and Matthew Pierce cite the Housing Authority of Cook County's (HACC) 2015 smoke-free policy rollout as an example of a successful implementation...
2.13.19 In The News
In yesterday's article "Trust in Public Housing at Stake Over Looming Government Shutdown," YES! Magazine quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and CLPHA members Kurt Wiest, Bremerton Housing Authority Executive Director, and Mark Gillett, Oklahoma City Housing Authority Executive Director...

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