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5.10.21 CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced they will host COVID-19 webinars focusing on Housing/Health Partnerships, the COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge, and Community Health Workers (CHWs). Please note that capacity is limited and pre-registration is required to attend.    Health Center...
2.8.21 CLPHA Member Update
From HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Health Homes: Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen, smelled or tasted. It is a natural substance that can be found in the dirt and rocks beneath houses, in well water and in some building materials. Because it is a gas, it can seep into your...
1.28.21
CLPHA has bittersweet news to share – Steve Lucas, our health research and policy manager, has accepted a presidential appointment to the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as the Special Assistant to HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing. Steve’s last day at CLPHA will be...
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...
11.19.19 CLPHA Member Update
The House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development will hold a legislative hearing entitled, "Safe and Decent? Examining the Current State of Residents’ Health and Safety in HUD Housing” at 2:00 PM ET tomorrow. The hearing will be webcast...
9.12.19
On Tuesday, the U.S House of Representatives passed by vote H.R. 1690, the Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019, to protect residents of public housing from carbon monoxide poisoning by authorizing over $300 million over three years to fund the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide...
8.8.19 Research, Report
HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) recently published its fiscal years 2017 and 2018 Biennial Report. According to PD&R, the goal of their report is to inform those who use the data and research PD&R produces about who PD&R is, what PD&R does, and some input...
7.2.19 CLPHA Advocacy
In an article for NBCNews.com, reporter Suzy Khimm spotlighted new legislation from Congressman Jesus Garcia (D-IL) that requires combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in public and assisted housing units and authorizes $300 million over a three-year period for installation and...
6.26.19 CLPHA Advocacy
Legislation to prevent carbon monoxide fatalities in public housing was approved by the House Committee on Financial Services today and now moves to the full House for consideration. The “Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019,” by Representative Jesus Garcia (D-IL) requires combination carbon...
4.18.19
In a notice issued today, HUD announced new guidance on carbon monoxide detectors for HUD-assisted housing. The notice reminds owners of HUD-assisted properties to maintain functioning carbon monoxide detectors when required by local regulations and encourages owners operating in areas without any...

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