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9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
On September 10, 2021, the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) held a virtual hearing entitled “Protecting Renters During the Pandemic: Reviewing Reforms to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance.” After months of criticism from policymakers and housing advocates, and in the wake of the...
9.9.21 CLPHA Advocacy
Distributing Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program funds and improving the administration of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) are critical issues facing public housing authorities focused on eviction prevention efforts after the federal moratorium on evictions ended on August 26 with a 6-3...
9.8.21 Report
The federal moratorium on evictions ended on August 26 after a 6-3 vote by the Supreme Court. The moratorium had been implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and extended by the Biden administration days after it was set to expire on July 31. Now that...
9.7.21 Members Making News
Lucas Metropolitan Housing and Toledo Lucas County Health Department officials appeared on a WTOL 11 Toledo news segment to share information on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You can watch the news segment here.  
9.7.21 Members Making News
From WAVY 10 News: On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3. ... That includes Norfolk, where Nealy Gihan works with the Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority. They help folks in Section 8 housing through their...
9.7.21 Members Making News
From the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs' press release: The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today highlighted that it has reached the milestone of disbursing more than $200 million in federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds throughout the state. More...
9.7.21 Members Making News
Janet Abrahams, executive director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and Angela Cameron, HABC vice president joined WEAA Baltimore Radio's Two Way Talk to discuss a new campaign with their local United Way that will help renters who have been affected by the coronavirus...
9.1.21 CLPHA Member Update
From the Urban Institute: In follow up to the recently updated Emergency Rental Assistance Program tool, Urban Institute experts are offering technical assistance in using the tool to target outreach or dissemination of funds, as well as designing and implementing equity-centered rental...
8.31.21 CLPHA Member Update
Recently, HUD notified CLPHA that they are beginning work on drafting guidance to housing authorities on “unwinding” COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers and Alternative Requirements. CLPHA has continually advocated for the extension of these waivers, however we’d like to hear directly from...
8.31.21 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, CLPHA hosted a meeting with member PHAs and HUD staff to discuss issues and concerns related to the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program. Presenters on the call included Danielle Garcia, Senior Policy Advisor at HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing, Margarita Lares, Chief...

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