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7.29.20 CLPHA Advocacy, Statement
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHA dgreer@clpha.org  (202) 550-1381   For Immediate Release July 29, 2020   (Washington, D.C.) July 29, 2020 -- CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman released the following statement on the Republican...
7.24.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Democratic Leader Schumer, Chairman Shelby, and Vice Chairman Leahy: On behalf of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA), I am writing to express our support and to urge Senate passage of the recent House-passed HR 6800, the Health and Economic...
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...
3.19.19 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...
3.13.19 In The News, CLPHA Advocacy
Scotsman Guide, a resource for mortgage originators, quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman about how President Donald Trump's proposed FY 2020 budget will affect affordable housing  in their article "2020 budget: How does it affect the mortgage industry?": “The administration...
3.6.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On February 25, CLPHA submitted comments on the December notice outlining proposed changes to the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC). CLPHA strongly objects to the changes on both procedural and substantive grounds. By publishing the notice through the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) rather than...
1.28.19 CLPHA Advocacy
On January 25, the House and Senate quickly passed, and the President signed, the joint continuing resolution (CR) HJRes 28, the “Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019,” to reopen the federal departments and agencies that were affected by the partial government shutdown since...
1.25.19 CLPHA Advocacy, In The News
CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman spoke to the Pew Charitable Trust's Stateline blog about the looming crisis facing public housing authorities (PHAs) if the shutdown continues.  In today's article "Cities Scramble as Shutdown Leaves Families in Federal Housing Vulnerable,"...
1.25.19 CLPHA Advocacy, In The News
Today, Gray News Bureau published a comprehensive article "SNAP, WIC, Section 8: Separating fact from fiction in the government shutdown" featuring a quote about the shutdown’s effects on HUD programs from CLPHA Executive Sunia Zaterman. Gray News pulled the quote from CLPHA’s January 16 joint...
1.25.19 CLPHA Advocacy, In The News
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman in an article about the government shutdown's impacts on Section 8 Voucher holders if the shutdown continues beyond March 1.  Zaterman said, “Without a guarantee from HUD that funding will be available in March, many [...

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