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1.7.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD issued a press release to announce its new proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, comes after HUD suspended the PHA tool in early 2018 that was designed to help PHAs meet their obligation to...
12.6.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
On November 8, HUD published a notice for proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”) for public review and comment. A summary of the proposed changes is available in CLPHA’s November 8...
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...
11.8.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
Public Housing ACC and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC On Friday, November 8, 2019, HUD published proposed revised forms of the Public Housing Authority Annual Contributions Contract (“ACC”) and Mixed Finance Amendment to the ACC (“MFACC Amendment”) for public review and comment.  The...
10.16.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
In August, HUD issued a notice seeking comment on details of the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration. NSPIRE is a voluntary demonstration, expected to last at least two years, that would replace UPCS inspections for participating properties. NSPIRE...
9.27.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
On Tuesday, October 1 at 3:00 PM ET, CLPHA will host a call with members to solicit feedback on HUD’s recent notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the disparate impact standard. Call details – Please RSVP here Tuesday, October 1, 3 PM ET Phone: 719-867-1571 Passcode: 836425# A detailed call...
9.6.19 CLPHA Advocacy, Action Alert
The City of New York is spearheading a sign-on letter for Mayors and municipal leaders across the country to request more funding for public housing from Congress. The letter thanks Congress for passing a bipartisan budget agreement which increases spending levels for domestic programs...
8.14.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule on public charge in the Federal Register. The publication of “Inadmissability on Public Charge Grounds” follows the notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in October 2018. DHS received over 250,000 comments,...
8.8.19 CLPHA Advocacy
The A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign, where CLPHA is a Steering Committee member, recently published a series of fact sheets that show the impact of the Housing Credit in every congressional district, including the number of affordable apartments created or preserved, the...
7.25.19 CLPHA Advocacy
On July 22, CLPHA attended a listening session at HUD headquarters where HUD staff and PHA industry stakeholders discussed ways to ensure affordable housing can benefit from Opportunity Zone investments. The listening session follows a notice in which HUD asked for input on a variety of issues...

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