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4.2.21 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Last week, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and other leaders from public housing industry groups met virtually with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to share with the Secretary our priorities and goals for the new administration, and Zaterman discussed the meeting in an Affordable Housing...
1.19.21 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
Today, the Department of the Treasury posted a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that addresses several questions about the new $25 billion Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program. The FAQ also explicitly states in Question 9 that assisted households are...
12.2.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On Tuesday, CLPHA sent to the Agency Review Team our recommendations for public and affordable housing for the Biden-Harris administration. Our recommendations are based on what we have heard from our members about the challenges they face, and solutions they offer. The document begins...
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...
5.13.20 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...
4.13.20 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...
4.8.20 CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA, Industry Groups, 777 Public Housing Authorities Implore Congress to Provide an Additional $8.5B in Emergency Supplemental Funding for PHAs Plus Longer-Term Preservation Resources for Public Housing in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic  On Wednesday, April 8, CLPHA and other...
3.31.20 CLPHA Advocacy
To facilitate sharing of information among CLPHA staff and members about various issues related to COVID-19, CLPHA has created a Google document. The document is accessible only to those with a link and is free to be viewed and edited by members. If you have questions about...
3.27.20 CLPHA Advocacy
On Thursday, March 26, CLPHA participated in a call with other industry groups and senior HUD staff, led by PIH Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz. During the call, HUD staff shared some updates of interest to CLPHA members: Forthcoming guidance. FAQ documents from REAC and the...

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