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8.31.21 CLPHA Comments, CLPHA Member Update
This week, CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh submitted comments on the Reinstatement of HUD’s Discriminatory Effects Standard Proposed Rule, published on June 25, 2021. Last year, CLPHA submitted a letter to HUD demanding a withdrawal of the 2020 rule noting...
7.14.21 CLPHA Comments, CLPHA Advocacy
This week, CLPHA and our counsel Reno & Cavanaugh submitted comments to HUD regarding the agency's  interim final rule “Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions and Certifications." Our comments applaud HUD's renewed commitment to fair housing...
6.14.21 CLPHA Member Update
Last week, HUD released a notice for Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Definitions and Certifications. The purpose of this notice is to reinstate the previous 2015 AFFH rule and processes that were repealed and replaced without a ...
1.29.21 CLPHA Member Update
On Tuesday, January 26, President Biden issued a memo for the incoming HUD Secretary directing HUD to take steps to redress the nation and federal government's history of discriminatory housing practices and policies. The memo outlines the history of discrimination in...
10.15.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA and its legal counsel Reno & Cavanaugh sent a letter to HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson condemning the department's final rule on the disparate impact standard. Just as in CLPHA's and Reno & Cavanaugh's comments on the proposed rule, the letter notes that the final rule...
9.23.20 CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD issued two notices in the pre-publication Federal Register on its new Disparate Impact standard and PBV data collection.   Disparate Impact Rule  HUD’s notice on its new final Disparate Impact rule, which HUD made publicly available on its...
9.8.20 Statement
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHA dgreer@clpha.org  (202) 550-1381   Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2020) – Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Executive Director Sunia Zaterman released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “...
8.24.20 CLPHA Advocacy
On August 18, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman sent the following letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal's opinions page refuting the many false claims made by President Trump and Secretary Carson in their recent op-ed defending the Trump Administration's elimination of the...
8.12.20 Action Alert, CLPHA Advocacy
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities has endorsed H.R. 4351, the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act. The YIMBY Act, originally co-sponsored by Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA) and Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN), is a bipartisan housing bill that seeks to...
8.11.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
On August 7, HUD published its new final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule in the Federal Register, entitled “Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice.” This new rule, published without a proposed rule giving the public opportunity to...

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