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10.21.20 Members Making News
From the Los Angeles Times: Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry. Starting in early...
9.22.20 CLPHA Member Update
Notice PIH-2020-24: Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Funds, Guidance on CARES Act Financial Reporting Requirements (FDS and Quarterly Reporting), and Other CARES Act Provisions  On September 14, HUD released a much anticipated notice, the “FDS CARES Act Reporting...
8.11.20 CLPHA Member Update
HUD to Host Webinar on REAC Inspections on Thursday, August 13 In an August 6 call with industry groups, PIH staff shared a plan to resume REAC inspections beginning on October 5, 2020. REAC will prioritize Multifamily priorities with a history of low scores and will...
6.18.20 CLPHA Member Update
On Monday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m. ET, HUD PIH staff will be joined by representatives from HHS’s Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) to provide information about how public housing authorities (PHAs) and Tribal Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) can encourage and provide telehealth...
5.18.20 CLPHA Advocacy, Statement
“The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities congratulates House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) and those who voted for swift passage of the HEROES Act today. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the...
5.14.20 CLPHA Member Update, Analysis
On May 12, House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, offered the next supplemental funding and authorizing legislation for economic relief due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic crisis. HR 6800, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the “HEROES Act” is a...
5.13.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
House Democrats introduced the HEROES Act yesterday, which is the next supplemental funding and authorizing legislation for economic relief due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic crisis. The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities thanks our members for providing their...
4.29.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
Today, CLPHA and our counsel Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson outlining our comments and concerns about HUD’s recent waiver notice. We also suggested amendments and asked for clarification on several key points of the...
4.28.20 CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD released PIH Notice 2020-7, which outlines the allocation process and eligible uses of the $685 million supplemental public housing operating funds made available through the CARES Act.  According to the notice:  The supplemental operating...
4.13.20 CLPHA Advocacy, Action Alert
While housing authorities are grateful for the infusion of emergency resources under the CARES Act, it is not nearly enough to cover needs for the duration of this crisis. For this reason, CLPHA and other public housing industry groups asked members to sign on to a joint industry letter...

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