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2.13.24 Research
The Harvard Joint Center released its annual America’s Rental Housing Report, confirming that rental unaffordability reached unprecedented levels, affecting 22.4 million households in 2022. This marked an increase of two million households since 2019, with 12.1 million households experiencing...
1.10.24 Research
A study published in the Journal of Housing Economics uses unique administrative data to estimate voucher lease-up rates and search times for about 85,000 new voucher recipients each year in 433 metropolitan housing authorities from 2015 to 2019. The study found that only 60% of recipients...
1.4.24 CLPHA Member Update
Details will be discussed at the February 6 EHV Working Group Meeting HUD recently published new guidance advising PHAs that administer the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program.     Cash Management Requirements Like the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, HUD controls the...
12.4.23 Members Making News
From HACLA's press release: Last week, on Wednesday, November 15th, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) and in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor's Office, hosted a...
12.4.23 Members Making News
From the Seattle Housing Authority's press release: The Seattle Housing Authority has been awarded $1,075,200 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand neighborhood choices for more families with young children being served by SHA. SHA has designed a suite of services that...
11.30.23 CLPHA Member Update
HUD has published 2024 Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs) for Section 8 project-based assistance contracts and multifamily projects. These OCAFs will apply to contracts that have an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2024. Contract rents are adjusted by applying the OCAF for the state...
11.28.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News, Awards/Grants
HUD has awarded nearly $25 million in Housing Mobility-Related Services awards to seven public housing authorities (PHAs) to administer housing mobility programs. The awards were made through the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Services Program, which is based on HUD's Community Choice...
11.17.23 CLPHA Member Update
PIH Notice 2023-32 provides guidance to PHAs and HUD Field Offices in metropolitan areas that were recently designated for mandatory use of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The initial SAFMR notice contained an implementation date of October 1,...
11.15.23 CLPHA Member Update
HUD recently announced that it will require an additional 41 metropolitan areas to use Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs). HUD has shared a list of every PHA that will be required to implement SAFMRs. In total, 271 PHAs will be required to implement SAFMRs; 28 of which are...
11.8.23 Report
Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) were under contract to subsidize over 300,000 housing units in 2022. With over 60% of all medium and large PHAs operating a PBV program, and more than 1 out of every 9 households receiving voucher subsidies living in a PBV unit, the PBV program has grown rapidly and...

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