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8.3.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
Letter Calls on HUD Secretary Carson to Withdraw the Rule CLPHA and our counsel Reno & Cavanaugh today sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson expressing vehement opposition to HUD’s Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice Final Rule (the “New AFFH Rule”) ...
8.3.20 CLPHA Advocacy, Statement
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHA dgreer@clpha.org  (202) 550-1381   For Immediate Release August 3, 2020   New Rule Illegally Uses Unfettered Regulatory Power to Undermine Fair Housing    Washington, DC (August 3, 2020) – The Council of Large Public...
7.28.20 CLPHA Member Update
On July 23, 2020, HUD released its "Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice" final rule (the "Final Rule").  The Final Rule is pending publication in the Federal Register, so the effective date of the Final Rule is unclear.  However, what is clear is that HUD is attempting...
7.2.20 Statement
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHA dgreer@clpha.org (202) 550-1381   For Immediate Release July 2, 2020     (Washington, D.C.) July 2, 2020 -- CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman released the following statement on...
3.17.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Comments
CLPHA and counsel Reno & Cavanaugh submitted joint comments yesterday in opposition to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule. Under the AFFH Proposed Rule, HUD seeks to incentivize AFFH by creating a metrics system in order to evaluate and rank jurisdictions and, based on...
3.9.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 13, HUD published a proposed AFFH rule that includes major changes to AFFH, including the definition of AFFH, requirements for certifying AFFH compliance, and the process used by HUD to evaluate compliance. For additional background, please see this summary of the AFFH rule from Reno...
2.27.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 13, HUD published a proposed AFFH rule that includes major changes to AFFH, including the definition of AFFH, requirements for certifying AFFH compliance, and the process used by HUD to evaluate compliance. For additional background, please see this summary of the AFFH rule from Reno...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, HUD issued new guidance to PHAs regarding requests for assistance animals through FHEO 2020-01. The guidance replaces HUD’s previous guidance, FHEO 2013-01. The notice has three sections: 1) guidance on requests for service animals, 2) guidance on request for support animals, and 3)...
1.14.20 CLPHA Advocacy
Today, HUD’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) was published in the Federal Register. The new rule comes after HUD sought comment on amendments to AFFH regulations through its Streamlining and Enhancements Notice in late 2018. In our comments on the 2018...
1.7.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD issued a press release to announce its new proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, comes after HUD suspended the PHA tool in early 2018 that was designed to help PHAs meet their obligation to...

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