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1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, HUD issued new guidance to PHAs regarding requests for assistance animals through FHEO 2020-01. The guidance replaces HUD’s previous guidance, FHEO 2013-01. The notice has three sections: 1) guidance on requests for service animals, 2) guidance on request for support animals, and 3)...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 27, the Supreme Court voted to allow the Trump administration to implement its new “public charge” policy, lifting the nationwide injunction that a federal judge in New York had ordered in October 2019. While a state-wide injunction on public charge remains in place in Illinois, the...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET, CLPHA will host a call with its Place-Based Committee to discuss HUD’s recent notice proposing a new form that collects information on PBV units. As described in our January 2 update, the notice proposes collecting a number of data elements, some of which are already...
1.16.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 14, in its first hearing of the year and the 2nd session of the 116th Congress, the full House Financial Services Committee under Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) held a hearing entitled “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is...
1.16.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 14, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing to learn about the successes of the HUD-VASH program in reducing veteran homelessness as well as significant challenges that continue to limit the program’s success. In his opening remarks,...
1.8.20 CLPHA Member Update
On December 20, President Trump signed HR 1865, the “FY2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act” the second minibus funding bill for FY20 containing appropriations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), among others. The bill was signed into law (PL 116-94) with just hours...
1.7.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD issued a press release to announce its new proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, comes after HUD suspended the PHA tool in early 2018 that was designed to help PHAs meet their obligation to...
1.2.20 CLPHA Member Update
In the December 26th Federal Register, HUD issued a Paperwork Reduction Act notice seeking comment on proposed data elements for a new Project-Based Voucher (PBV) online form. The notice follows a phone call that PIH Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz organized with industry groups in...

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