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1.16.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 14, in its first hearing of the year and the 2nd session of the 116th Congress, the full House Financial Services Committee under Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) held a hearing entitled “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is...
1.16.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 14, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing to learn about the successes of the HUD-VASH program in reducing veteran homelessness as well as significant challenges that continue to limit the program’s success. In his opening remarks,...
1.14.20 CLPHA Advocacy
Today, HUD’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) was published in the Federal Register. The new rule comes after HUD sought comment on amendments to AFFH regulations through its Streamlining and Enhancements Notice in late 2018. In our comments on the 2018...
1.8.20 Research, Analysis
The most recent issue of Cityscape, the journal from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, is devoted to research on the impacts and implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs). The issue includes articles examining outcomes from HUD’s SAFMR demonstration, which was launched...
1.8.20
On January 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Committees on Financial Services and Veterans Affairs will each hold hearings on critical housing assistance issues. Entitled “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable...
1.8.20 CLPHA Member Update
On December 20, President Trump signed HR 1865, the “FY2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act” the second minibus funding bill for FY20 containing appropriations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), among others. The bill was signed into law (PL 116-94) with just hours...
1.8.20 In The News
As of January 1, 2020, California has a state-wide law prohibiting landlords from rejecting potential tenants solely on their use of a housing voucher. The law, known as Source of Income (SOI) protection, replaces SOI ordinances that were previously in place in several California cities, such as...
1.8.20
The Protecting Immigrant Families campaign is hosting a call and two webinars in January to provide basic information about the public charge rule and the current state of play regarding the rule and related immigration policies: Best Practices Webinar -- January 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. PT...
1.7.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD issued a press release to announce its new proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, comes after HUD suspended the PHA tool in early 2018 that was designed to help PHAs meet their obligation to...
1.2.20 CLPHA Member Update
In the December 26th Federal Register, HUD issued a Paperwork Reduction Act notice seeking comment on proposed data elements for a new Project-Based Voucher (PBV) online form. The notice follows a phone call that PIH Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz organized with industry groups in...

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