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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...
1.23.20
Last week, HUD announced that it had finalized a grant agreement with Puerto Rico that would release $8.2 billion in CDBG-DR funding that Congress appropriated in 2018. In 2019, HUD ignored a statutory deadline to issue a Federal Register notice outlining how Puerto Rico can use the disaster relief...
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,...
1.14.20 CLPHA Advocacy
Today, HUD’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) was published in the Federal Register. The new rule comes after HUD sought comment on amendments to AFFH regulations through its Streamlining and Enhancements Notice in late 2018. In our comments on the 2018...
1.8.20 Research, Analysis
The most recent issue of Cityscape, the journal from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, is devoted to research on the impacts and implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs). The issue includes articles examining outcomes from HUD’s SAFMR demonstration, which was launched...
1.8.20
On January 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Committees on Financial Services and Veterans Affairs will each hold hearings on critical housing assistance issues. Entitled “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable...
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...

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