Affordable Housing Finance covered CLPHA's press statement calling for $8.5 billion in emergency funds as well as regulatory relief for public housing authorities during the coronavirus pandemic.
CLPHA sent letters to Congressional leaders and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Ben Carson formally requesting $5 billion for the public housing program and $3.5 billion for the housing choice voucher program in emergency supplemental funds and additional regulatory relief for public housing authorities as they work to protect residents and staff during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
"Without a commitment from the federal government to support public and affordable housing operations during and after the COVID-19 emergency, millions of households could be left unprotected from the virus and face longer-term housing insecurity,” CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman said in the statement. “CLPHA members are working tirelessly, compassionately, and pragmatically to support low-income households. We urge Congress and HUD to do the same."