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2.12.18 CLPHA Comments
In December 2017, HUD released a Notice announcing a new program for public housing authorities: the EnVision Centers Demonstration. The demonstration, which will include approximately 10 communities, is designed to test the effectiveness of collaborative efforts across governments, nonprofits...
1.26.18 Notice / Announcement
On December 28, 2017 HUD sent a letter to housing authority executive directors regarding Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) renewal funding during calendar year 2018 (CY18). Given that HUD is currently operating under continuing resolution (CR) funding for fiscal year 2018 (FY18), the letter...
1.26.18 Notice / Announcement
On January 17, 2018, HUD issued guidance “to help PHAs better understand their options” under the Final Rule but cautioned that HUD would likely “amend and extend this guidance once it has received and evaluated the complete results of the Small Area FMR Demonstration Evaluation.”...
1.10.18 CLPHA Comments
On January 10, 2018 CLPHA submitted comments to HUD on the notice of suspension for Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) designations. In our comments, we continued to express our concerns about HUD's methodology with regards to SAMFR rulemaking, and reiterated our recommendation...
1.5.18 CLPHA Advocacy
On January 5, 2018, CLPHA, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and the Public Housind Authorities Directors Assocation (PHADA) sent a joint letter to Senate leadership urging them  to confirm Hunter Kurtz's nomination for HUD Assistant Secretary...
1.3.18 Legislative Reports, Notice / Announcement, Policy
On December 23, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction in Open Communities Alliance et al., v. Carson, et al.  The case, filed in October, challenges HUD’s suspension of “the Small Area FMR...
10.18.17 Report
This Worst Case Housing Needs report is the sixteenth in a longstanding series providing national data and analysis of the critical problems facing very low-income renting families. Households with worst case needs are defined as very low-income renters who do not receive government housing...
10.17.17 Report
Public housing agencies (PHAs) have struggled heroically to maintain the country’s 1.1 million public housing units, but the backlog of capital needs has grown to $26 billion, and there is little hope today that federal resources will rise to meet it. Congress authorized the Rental Assistance...
10.16.17 Report
Executive Summary Public housing occupies a unique and essential place on the affordable housing spectrum. It is home to about 2.2 million lowincome families, seniors and people with disabilities. A multibillion dollar asset, public housing authorities’ (PHAs) spending on operations and capital...
10.5.17 Fact Sheet
WHY PUBLIC HOUSING? As one of the nation’s largest sources of affordable housing, public hous- ing plays a central role in the nation’s infrastructure. Like roads and bridges, affordable housing is a long-term asset that helps communities and families thrive. Public housing represents a...

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