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3.27.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On Wednesday, March 25, CLPHA's counsel Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC prepared a memo for CLPHA summarizing The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Families First Act”), H.R. 6201,  which was signed into law on March 18, 2020. Click below for Reno & Cavanaugh's summary of the...
3.26.20 CLPHA Member Update
Late in the night of March 25, the U.S. Senate passed by a vote of 96-0 the third emergency supplemental relief and funding legislative package to help Americans combat the coronavirus crisis. Senate passage sends the bill to the U.S. House of Representatives where it is expected to be considered...
3.17.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Comments
CLPHA and counsel Reno & Cavanaugh submitted joint comments yesterday in opposition to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule. Under the AFFH Proposed Rule, HUD seeks to incentivize AFFH by creating a metrics system in order to evaluate and rank jurisdictions and, based on...
3.17.20 CLPHA Member Update
As we continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, CLPHA is committed to supporting our members and public housing and voucher residents through advocacy, information sharing, and collaboration. CLPHA will continue to facilitate opportunities for our members and stakeholders...
3.16.20 CLPHA Member Update
A new FAQ from HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing reviews commonly asked questions from PHAs about the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and includes the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (including the Project Based Voucher Program) and Native American Programs. The FAQ covers...
3.13.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On March 12, CLPHA hosted a conference call featuring guests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discuss ways PHAs can prepare for, and respond to, potential COVID-19 outbreaks in their communities, including examples from member PHAs facing more advanced local situations....
3.13.20 CLPHA Member Update
From REAC: Until further notice, the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is postponing all property inspections on all Public-housing, Multi-family and Servicing Mortgagee properties.
3.12.20 CLPHA Member Update
On March 11, HUD Secretary Ben Carson appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) to defend the Administration’s FY 2021 budget proposal for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Echoing his...
3.12.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
As part of our legislative response to COVID-19, CLPHA is seeking input on what forms of relief would be most beneficial to PHAs as they respond to the virus. Forms of relief might include, but are not limited to, suspension of REAC inspections, extension of reporting requirement deadlines,...
3.11.20 CLPHA Member Update
Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 public health crisis, CLPHA made the decision today to cancel our Spring Membership Meeting and planned events for March 18-20 in Washington, DC. Meeting registrants were notified earlier this afternoon about the cancellations. If you were planning...

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