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6.13.18 Members Making News
The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority is the latest PHA to launch a local ConnectHome program. ConnectHome Akron, part of the national ConnectHome Initiative started by HUD under the Obama Administration to help bridge the digital divide in low-income communities, will begin...
6.13.18 Members Making News
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has earned a perfect score in this year’s Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) review. HACA has maintained a HUD High Performer status under SEMAP for the last 15 years.
6.11.18 Action Alert
  U.S. Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), Co-Chairs of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Public Housing Caucus, recently sent a Dear Colleague letter to fellow members of the House of Representatives inviting them to join the Caucus. According to the letter, “the...
6.4.18 Action Alert, CLPHA Advocacy
The proposed elimination of the tax exemption for private activity bonds (PABs) in the House tax reform bill, along with elimination of the Historic Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit, will be devastating to the production and preservation of affordable housing (see CLPHA Report 11/13/...
6.4.18
Following remarks made during the State of the Union address, President Trump released his Administration’s infrastructure plan in mid-February. According to the proposed White House plan, the federal government will provide $200 billion in funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, rail, ports...
5.31.18 Action Alert
Recent measures were taken in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to create a Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration (HCV Mobility Demo) to encourage families receiving housing voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and to expand access to opportunity areas. In the...
5.21.18 Research
5.16.18 Action Alert
CLPHA and other public and affordable housing stakeholders are resisting the President’s rescission package, introduced in the House of Representatives as HR 3, the “Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act.” As we reported earlier (see 5/10/2018 CLPHA Update and Alert), the...
5.14.18 Press Release
CLPHA Opposes Administration Proposal to Increase Rent Burden on Lowest-Income Residents WASHINGTON (May 14, 2018) - The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) strongly opposes the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) recently announced proposal to increase rent burdens...
4.6.18 Action Alert
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Housing, Transportation and Community Development Subcommittee of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, is leading an effort in the Senate to boost FY19 funding for public housing. His office has asked CLPHA for help in...

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