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6.4.19
Disaster Aid Package Passes House   The House of Representatives voted on Monday to approve a disaster recovery package by a vote of 354-58. The Senate previously voted to approve the legislation 85-8 before leaving for the Memorial Day congressional recess. The bill will now be sent to the...
5.22.19 Statement
FY20 Funding Bill from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Includes Robust Funding Increases and Legislative Language to Prevent HUD from Evicting Mixed-Status Immigrant Families WASHINGTON (May 22, 2019) - In preparation for...
5.8.19 Report
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)’s new report, “Child Care and Housing: Big Expenses With Too Little Help Available,” discusses the chronic underfunding of child care and housing assistance programs, which are fundamental to supporting low-...
5.8.19 Members Making News
From a Sacramento Promise Zone press release: A cross-section of Sacramento corporate and business leaders announced a formal partnership on April 29th to put words into action by making a $750,000 investment into a long-term effort to revitalize Sacramento’s Promise Zone. SMUD, along with UC...
4.29.19 CLPHA Member Update
Chairwoman Circulates Draft Bill to Authorize $70 Billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund Tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM ET, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing entitled “Housing in America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock” to examine...
4.25.19 Members Making News
From WBAL NewsRadio: Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Friday announced a $19.8 million federal grant to develop, finance and modernize Baltimore City public housing. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Capital Fund. “Every...
4.2.19 Action Alert, CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is leading an effort in the Senate to boost FY20 funding for public housing. His office has asked CLPHA for help in encouraging other Senators to sign onto the letter to the Appropriations Committee requesting full funding of the Public Housing Operating Fund at...
3.25.19
In "What’s Eliminated in Trump’s 2020 Budget Plan," Affordable Housing Finance  writer Donna Kimura  quotes CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman on how President Trump's proposed budget constitutes not only a disinvestment in public housing, but also a disinvestment in low-...
3.19.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
The Trump Administration released the remainder of its fiscal year 2020 (FY18) budget on March 18. As noted last week, the proposal would completely eliminate all funding in FY20 for the Public Housing Capital Fund and slash funding for the Public Housing Operating Fund by almost $2 billion, a...
3.14.19 In The News
Vancouver, WA newspaper The Columbian quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman about the disastrous effect President Trump's budget proposal would have on pubic and affordable housing in their article "Trump’s budget would cut social safety nets:"  "The administration wants us...

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