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6.4.20 Statement
Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, provided the following statement in her opening remarks at the Housing Is Summit on the death of George Floyd:  "I would like to address the events of the past week that have roiled our...
12.18.19 Members Making News
On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a...
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...
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...
11.13.19 CLPHA Member Update
On November 5, CLPHA hosted a member call to solicit feedback on the recent HOTMA notice. CLPHA’s draft comments on the HOTMA notice, which incorporate member feedback, are now available for review. Comments are due on November 18. Please direct any feedback on the draft comments to...
8.8.19
On July 26, HUD issued a notice announcing a new initiative to provide Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) to youth aging out of foster care. HUD describes the program, known as the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative, as one designed to address the unmet housing needs of youth aging of...
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...
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...
4.10.19
Two new housing bills impacting PHAs were recently introduced. The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 (H.R. 1856), introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Housing Financial Services Committee, would appropriate $13.27 billion in mandatory emergency relief funding over five...

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