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1.23.20
Last week, HUD announced that it had finalized a grant agreement with Puerto Rico that would release $8.2 billion in CDBG-DR funding that Congress appropriated in 2018. In 2019, HUD ignored a statutory deadline to issue a Federal Register notice outlining how Puerto Rico can use the disaster relief...
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...
11.6.19 Statement
CLPHA supports bipartisan efforts to end politicized disbursement of disaster funds to Puerto Rico and public housing residents.   WASHINGTON (November 6, 2019) – Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, issued the following statement in support...
8.7.19
Sens. Schatz and Young Introduce Bipartisan Companion Legislation to Reform CDBG-DR Assistance On July 11, 2019 Representative Al Green (D-TX) introduced HR 3702, the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019,” along with cosponsor Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO). As senior members of the House...
7.25.19
The House Financial Services Committee voted unanimously on July 16 to approve H.R. 3702, the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019,” bipartisan legislation from Reps. Al Green (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) that would formally authorize HUD’s Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (...
6.4.19
Disaster Aid Package Passes House   The House of Representatives voted on Monday to approve a disaster recovery package by a vote of 354-58. The Senate previously voted to approve the legislation 85-8 before leaving for the Memorial Day congressional recess. The bill will now be sent to the...
10.11.18 CLPHA Advocacy
As we follow the news of Hurricane Michael, our thoughts are with those in the storm’s path. CLPHA stands ready to work in support of low-income Americans impacted by the disaster and, as we have in the past, will advocate for HUD and FEMA programs such as DHAP and CDBG-DR that provide funds to...

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