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12.15.21 Members Making News
This is the second article in the Build Back Better Benefits series that highlights how the funds targeted to public housing in the Build Back Better legislation will benefit local communities. The first article in the series focused on Baltimore. You can read it here. The funds included in...
12.15.21 Research
This fall, the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) conducted a national survey of 119 legal aid and civil rights attorneys to observe how tenants are faring after the federal eviction moratorium ended in August 2021. This follow-up survey to the NHLP July 2020...
12.10.21 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday evening, HUD issued PIH Notice 2021-34 that advises PHAs that they may apply for certain regulatory waivers that were originally offered as part of the CARES Act waivers in Notice PIH 2021-14 to provide continued flexibility during the pandemic and recovery...
12.7.21 CLPHA Member Update
HUD recently released PIH Notice 2021-33 providing guidance to public housing authorities (PHAs) on the CARES Act Waiver Reporting Tool (CAWRT), HUD’s tool used to report COVID-19 waivers adopted as authorized the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. ...
12.6.21 CLPHA Member Update
Last month, HUD announced $20 million in inaugural grants from its Eviction Protection Grant Program, the first of its kind for the Department. These grants will be awarded to legal service providers to assist in providing legal assistance to low-income tenants at risk of or subject to...
12.6.21 CLPHA Member Update
On December 1, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2021-20 and Revenue Procedure 2021-43 providing guidance on the application of the permanent minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate established for bond-financed buildings in the Consolidated Appropriations...
12.3.21 CLPHA Member Update
On December 2, the U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 6119, the “Further Extending Government Act,” on a mostly partisan vote of 221-212. The legislation, a “continuing resolution” (“CR”) of funding levels from fiscal year 2021 (FY21), is the second CR of FY22 to extend funding designed to...
12.2.21 CLPHA Member Update
On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed two Executive Orders in support of his COVID-19 Action Plan. The first Executive Order required the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force to issue guidance mandating certain COVID-19 safety protocols for federal contractors and subcontractors....
12.2.21 CLPHA Member Update
Recently, HUD released two new resources for the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program on its website: EHV FAQs v.7 and the EHV Data Dashboard. EHV FAQs HUD’s seventh release of FAQs for EHVs answered many of CLPHA member questions...
12.2.21 Members Making News
Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series on how Build Back Better Act funds will help public housing authorities better serve their residents and communities. For the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), the Build Back Better Act (BBB), which passed the House of Representatives...

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