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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...
1.10.18 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...
10.5.17 Policy, Current Issues
10.5.17 Analysis
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a national non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis and public education. Our membership of more than seventy large public housing authorities (“...
10.5.17 Policy
Administrative Fees are payments from HUD to housing authorities for their administration of the HCV program. Much like the Operating Subsidy for public housing, administrative fees support PHA staff to help low-income families find and move into affordable housing. Administrative fees also cover...
10.5.17 Policy
Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR) were first conceived as a demonstration program to test the policy in five cities around the country over a five-year period. While CLPHA strongly supports the policy goals of SAFMR to improve low-income tenants’ access to higher opportunity areas, local...
10.4.16 CLPHA Comments
CLPHA's comments in response HUD's Proposed Housing Choice Voucher Program New Administrative Fee Formula dated July 6, 2016.
8.15.16 CLPHA Comments
CLPHA's comments in response to HUD's Proposed Rule, Establishing a More Effective Fair Market Rent (FMR) System; Using Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) in Housing Choice Voucher Program Instead of the Current 50th Percentile FMRs, dated June 16, 2016.

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