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9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
For those applicants located in presidentially declared disaster areas, HUD is extending the deadline for the FY21 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to October 1, 2021. Published in July, the FY21...
9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
This week, HUD released new guidance on flat rent requirements for PHAs operating public housing programs. Notice PIH 2021-27, published on September 13, 2021, supersedes and replaces the previously published Notice PIH 2017-23 by clarifying HUD’s interpretation of the...
9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
On September 10, 2021, the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) held a virtual hearing entitled “Protecting Renters During the Pandemic: Reviewing Reforms to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance.” After months of criticism from policymakers and housing advocates, and in the wake of the...
9.15.21 CLPHA Member Update
Late yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee passed legislation to be included in the FY22 budget reconciliation bill that would invest $322 billion in affordable housing, including $80 billion for recapitalizing the public housing portfolio, a key CLPHA priority. The committee also...
9.14.21 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
Yesterday HUD announced awards totaling $10 million to 55 public housing authorities for emergency safety and security improvement grants. Six CLPHA members were among those PHAs awarded grants: New York City Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority,...
9.14.21 Statement
(Washington, D.C.) September 14, 2021 -- Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) Executive Director Sunia Zaterman released the following statement supporting President Biden’s nomination of Arthur Jemison to be Assistant Secretary for...
9.10.21 CLPHA Member Update
With release of the legislative text and details of the spending proposals from the House Financial Services Committee on September 9, public housing is slated to receive the largest amount of funding authorized among housing programs in the expected budget reconciliation...
9.10.21 CLPHA Member Update
After having recently announced its first round of awards for the FY21 Lead Hazard Reduction grant program, HUD is now making additional funds available through a second round of grants. Eligible state and local governments may apply for up to $3-5 million for lead work, plus up to $400,000 or $700...
9.9.21 CLPHA Advocacy
The House and Senate face a jam-packed agenda upon their return from the August recess with President Biden’s biggest ticket items awaiting immediate action. The window to pass this transformative legislation will not remain open for long....
9.9.21 Members Making News
Home Forward Executive Director Michael Buonocore recently announced his intention to resign from the housing authority effective February 2022 in order to focus on creative pursuits, including book writing and podcasting. Michael became Home Forward’s executive director in...

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