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10.1.19 CLPHA Member Update, In The News
In a new op-ed for The Hill, a prominent political newspaper widely read by policymakers, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman underscores the role of public housing authorities (PHAs) as essential partners in local efforts to house those who are particularly vulnerable to housing insecurity,...
12.12.19 CLPHA Comments
CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh recently submitted comments on HUD’s proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”). Our comments, which were drafted with feedback from CLPHA members, are...
12.6.19 CLPHA Advocacy
Next week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will re-introduce the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration Act of 2019 (the AHEAD Act). You may remember from our previous work on this important legislation that the AHEAD Act would provide funding to incentivize partnerships...
12.6.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
On November 8, HUD published a notice for proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”) for public review and comment. A summary of the proposed changes is available in CLPHA’s November 8...
12.5.19 Resources
In the newest episode of their podcast series Frame[s] of Mind, the FrameWorks Institute examines how using an evidence-based approach can help change narratives about affordable housing and lead to shifts in policy. The episode, "How Can Affordable Housing Be Elevated as a Social Justice Issue?,"...
12.4.19 Action Alert
CLPHA joined with industry colleagues NAHRO, PHADA, and the MTW Collaborative today to send a statement to House and Senate Committee leadership urging their support for the ACC contract language included in the Senate’s FY20 THUD Appropriations bill.  Because HUD’s proposed revisions to the...
12.3.19 CLPHA Member Update
In a letter sent today to HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz, CLPHA raised concerns about HUD's November 22 letter proclaiming that its November 2013 notice which encouraged radon testing and mitigation, but did not require or fund it, amounted to an "obligation" for PHAs to do so....
11.21.19 CLPHA Member Update
On November 20, the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance held a hearing on health and safety issues affecting residents in HUD-assisted housing. The committee heard from six witnesses: Susan Rollins, Executive Director, Housing Authority of St. Louis County; Margaret...
11.21.19 CLPHA Member Update
After a congressional hearing earlier this year, and after reviewing draft legislation, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 5187, the Housing is Infrastructure Act of 2019, on November 21, which would authorize...
11.19.19 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019” by a vote of 290-118 with strong bipartisan support.   The bill, which CLPHA strongly supports, ensures the federal government’s long-term disaster recovery program – Community Development...

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