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5.15.19 Report
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness. Among them, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and...
11.14.18 CLPHA Advocacy, Report
New research from CLPHA and Econsult Solutions shows that PHAs generate and induce multiple streams of economic activity benefitting those who reside in public housing, as well as local employers, governments, and industries. Read more about "The Economic Impact of Public Housing: Ongoing...
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...
1.9.20 Members Making News
From Affordable Housing Finance: In a new move, MassHousing recently issued $108 million in affordable multifamily housing bonds with a “sustainability bond” designation. The Sustainability Bonds will finance the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing communities in Boston...
1.9.20 Members Making News
From the Columbus Dispatch: I was pleased to read last Sunday’s Dispatch article “Housing authority acting like developer” about the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. Having worked with a dozen or more public-housing authorities in Ohio and elsewhere in the past 45 years, I feel the need to...
1.9.20 Newsletter - The CLPHA Report
We're pleased to present a new interactive version of the CLPHA Report, CLPHA's newsletter featuring the latest news from our members and the public and affordable housing industry. Use the scroller on the right-hand side of the cover image below to view newsletter stories, or click the...
1.9.20 Members Making News
From the Kitsap Sun: It’s not cheap to build a permanent supportive housing complex. Even as city officials across the Washington have touted the benefits of the ‘Housing First’ model, the multi-million investment necessary for construction costs can be prohibitively expensive.  But in...
1.9.20 Members Making News
From the Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to spend $247 million in 2020 to acquire 500 units and acquire and rehabilitate, or just rehab, another 928. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority continues to shed public housing units while acquiring others...

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