Public Housing Authorities Committed to Keeping Families Housed Despite Eviction Moratorium Ban

Date Published: 
August 27th, 2021

CLPHA Working with Biden Administration to Speed ERA Fund Distribution

(Washington, D.C.) August 27, 2021 -- Statement from CLPHA Executive  Director Sunia Zaterman on the Supreme Court's blocking of the CDC's eviction moratorium:

​​​​“The Supreme Court’s decision last night to invalidate the federal eviction moratorium threatens the lives of million of families, many of whom are people of color, with the tragic consequences of eviction and homelessness just as colder months approach and the delta variant rages out of control.

“As mission driven organizations public housing authorities believe that keeping residents housed is the most effective policy for the families, communities, and public health safety. Housing authorities continue to take a multitude of steps to keep their residents housed, including connecting residents with legal and relief resources, streamlining the income recertification process, operating rent relief programs, creating partnerships with community service organizations, and so much more.

“The most effective lifeline available to tenants and landlords are the significant funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program that Congress passed in two tranches late last year and in the first quarter of 2021. CLPHA is working closely with the Biden administration by providing recommendations that will expedite emergency rental assistance as swiftly as possible.”

Media Contact:
David Greer, CLPHA
 (202) 550-1381
For Immediate Release
August 27, 2021

About the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities is a national non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis and public education. CLPHA’s 70 members represent virtually every major metropolitan area in the country. Together they manage 40 percent of the nation’s public housing program; administer more than a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher program; and operate a wide array of other housing programs. Learn more at and on Twitter @CLPHA .


About CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative
The Housing Is Initiative, led by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, helps build a future where sectors work together to improve life outcomes. Housing stability is a critical first step to improve life outcomes for low-income children, families, and seniors; CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative is based on the premise that sectors can better meet needs when they work together. Housing Is establishes, broadens, and deepens efforts to align affordable housing, education, and health systems to produce positive, long-term results. Learn more at and on Twitter @housing_is.

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