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1.26.22 CLPHA Advocacy, Action Alert
KEEP HOUSING FUNDING IN BUILD BACK BETTER Negotiations and progress on enacting Build Back Better legislation have reached an impasse, and Senate opponents to the bill, as written and passed by the House, have indicated they prefer a slimmed down, reduced funding bill. Consequently, CLPHA...
1.12.22 Members Making News
Editor’s Note: This article is the third in a series on how Build Back Better Act funds will help public housing authorities better serve their residents and communities. The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) housing stock has an average age of more than 70 years. CMHA is also...
10.29.21 CLPHA Member Update
On October 28, after an appeal from President Biden to the House Democratic Caucus to support and pass the Administration’s social and domestic agenda for the reconciliation bill, the House Rules Committee posted the revised text and funding priorities for HR 5376, the Build Back Better Act. The...
10.28.21 Statement
(Washington, D.C.) October 28, 2021 -- Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) Executive Director Sunia Zaterman released the following statement applauding President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better announcement this morning: “The...
10.6.21 Action Alert, CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA has been made aware that funding for housing is at serious risk of being removed from the Build Back Better Act under consideration in the budget reconciliation negotiations currently underway in Congress and the White House. ...
10.6.21 CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA has joined organizations representing housing authorities and administrators to urge Congress to keep housing funding in the Build Back Better Act. Housing is at serious risk of being removed from the Build Back Better Act, under consideration in the budget reconciliation negotiations...
9.10.21 CLPHA Member Update
With release of the legislative text and details of the spending proposals from the House Financial Services Committee on September 9, public housing is slated to receive the largest amount of funding authorized among housing programs in the expected budget reconciliation...
8.3.21 CLPHA Member Update
The recently introduced trillion-dollar infrastructure bipartisan agreement in the Senate, “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” includes several provisions affecting public housing under “Division F- Broadband.” In the definitions section of Title I for Broadband Grants the agreement defines a...
7.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced a legislative housing package to make rental housing more affordable, end homelessness, and encourage homeownership. The three bills in the package include the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2021, which provides a historic investment...
7.15.21
From the U.S. House Financial Services Committee’s July 8 press release: Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement after securing a commitment from President Biden that housing will be included in...

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