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2.28.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA Requests Full Funding for Public Housing, Including $70 B to Meet Capital Needs Backlog CLPHA’s goal is to ensure the preservation and improvement of federally assisted housing through adequate funding for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs. These investments are critical...
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...
2.27.20 CLPHA Comments
On February 24, CLPHA submitted comments with counsel Reno & Cavanaugh responding to HUD’s Paperwork Reduction Act notice seeking comment on proposed data elements for a new Project-Based Voucher (PBV) online form. CLPHA held a call with members on February 19, where we received helpful...
2.27.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 24, the Administration’s new public charge policy went into effect. This follows a Supreme Court decision from February 21 that granted a stay on the last public charge injunction that was in place in Illinois. With that decision, the new policy takes effect nationwide. This policy...
2.20.20 Members Making News
From The Salt Lake Tribune: Residents in Salt Lake City’s Ballpark community were celebrating Thursday after a row of three blighted houses that neighbors say had become magnets for criminal activity were finally razed. It was a hard-won victory but a triumph nevertheless in an...
2.20.20 CLPHA Member Update
Trump Budget Calls for 15% Decrease in HUD Funding, Large Cuts to Public Housing: On February 10, the Trump Administration released its fiscal year 2021 Budget Proposal, which includes a $41.3 billion request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a 15 percent reduction from enacted...
2.20.20 CLPHA Newsletter
We're pleased to present a new interactive version of the CLPHA Report, CLPHA's newsletter featuring the latest news from our members and the public and affordable housing industry. Use the scroller on the right-hand side of the cover image below to view newsletter stories, or click the...
2.20.20 Members Making News
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has named CLPHA Board Member and Elm City Communities President Karen DuBois-Walton as one of four new members of Connecticut’s State Board of Education. The board establishes academic standards and sets policy for the state’s school districts, including preschool,...
2.20.20 Report
A new report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies highlights ongoing affordability challenges among lower-income households, and persistent declines in the availability of low cost rental units. For the fifth year in a row, national rent growth exceeded 3 percent, far...
2.20.20 Members Making News, Report
A new HUD and Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) report, “Potential Impacts of Credit Reporting Public Housing Rental Payment Data,” examines how including public housing rent payments in credit reporting could affect the credit scores of low-income, HUD-assisted individuals. The report...

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