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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...
7.22.20 Action Alert, CLPHA Advocacy
Emergency rental assistance is in jeopardy in the latest stimulus package in the Senate. Early indication is that housing assistance and direct rental assistance will not be a part of the Senate legislative package. The Senate is debating the stimulus right...
4.13.20 CLPHA Advocacy, Action Alert
While housing authorities are grateful for the infusion of emergency resources under the CARES Act, it is not nearly enough to cover needs for the duration of this crisis. For this reason, CLPHA and other public housing industry groups asked members to sign on to a joint industry letter...
3.24.20 CLPHA Advocacy, Action Alert
Over the past weekend of March 21, we asked CLPHA members to sign onto a letter to be sent to congressional leadership asking for emergency funding and longer-term preservation resources for public housing and housing vouchers in a COVID-19 stimulus package. Sign on deadline for the letter has...
12.4.19 Action Alert
CLPHA joined with industry colleagues NAHRO, PHADA, and the MTW Collaborative today to send a statement to House and Senate Committee leadership urging their support for the ACC contract language included in the Senate’s FY20 THUD Appropriations bill.  Because HUD’s proposed revisions to the...
10.23.19 Action Alert
The House of Representatives may vote as soon as next week on bipartisan legislation to permanently authorize HUD’s Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. The bill – the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act” – includes key reforms to the CDBG-DR program to help ensure...
9.25.19 Action Alert
As a member of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, CLPHA is supporting NLIHC's Our Homes, Our Votes campaign to ensure the issue of housing affordability in America is front and center during the the October 15 presidential debate. The campaign is urging CNN, The New...
9.6.19 CLPHA Advocacy, Action Alert
The City of New York is spearheading a sign-on letter for Mayors and municipal leaders across the country to request more funding for public housing from Congress. The letter thanks Congress for passing a bipartisan budget agreement which increases spending levels for domestic programs...
6.4.19 Action Alert
Widely supported bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) was reintroduced in the Senate and House today by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Todd Young (R-IN) and Representatives Suzan DelBene (...
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...

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