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10.1.19 CLPHA Member Update, In The News
In a new op-ed for The Hill, a prominent political newspaper widely read by policymakers, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman underscores the role of public housing authorities (PHAs) as essential partners in local efforts to house those who are particularly vulnerable to housing insecurity,...
8.5.19 Members Making News, Innovations, Report, CLPHA Member Update
A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve...
5.15.19 Report
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness. Among them, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and...
12.12.19 CLPHA Member Update
On December 5, HUD held a landlord symposium in Indianapolis that was attended by HUD staff, landlords, and PHAs. Attendees listened to presentations from a variety of local and national stakeholders, including the deputy mayor of Indianapolis, who described the city’s efforts to reduce...
12.12.19 CLPHA Comments
CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh recently submitted comments on HUD’s proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”). Our comments, which were drafted with feedback from CLPHA members, are...
12.6.19 CLPHA Advocacy
Next week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will re-introduce the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration Act of 2019 (the AHEAD Act). You may remember from our previous work on this important legislation that the AHEAD Act would provide funding to incentivize partnerships...
12.6.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
On November 8, HUD published a notice for proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”) for public review and comment. A summary of the proposed changes is available in CLPHA’s November 8...
12.5.19 Members Making News
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) – CMHA will invest $247 million in 2020 to acquire or renovate more than 1,400 units of affordable and workforce housing, and by the end of 2020, CMHA will have converted 100% of its public housing stock to...
12.5.19 Resources
In the newest episode of their podcast series Frame[s] of Mind, the FrameWorks Institute examines how using an evidence-based approach can help change narratives about affordable housing and lead to shifts in policy. The episode, "How Can Affordable Housing Be Elevated as a Social Justice Issue?,"...
12.5.19 Research
Policymakers at the state and federal level have been testing ways to recognize the interconnectedness of health and housing outcomes. In a new blog post for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Stuart Butler of the Brookings Institution explores multiple examples of multisector...

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