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3.10.23 CLPHA Advocacy
On March 9, CLPHA along with its industry partners NAHRO, PHADA and the MTW Collaborative sent a letter to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge asking for “a renewed partnership between HUD and PHAs in implementing major systems changes.” The letter notes the numerous policy and regulatory changes that are...
3.10.23 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Comments
CLPHA has submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Guidance for Grants and Agreements to support the implementation of the Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act. These comments are in addition to comments that CLPHA submitted to HUD on HUD’s Phased Implementation Waiver...
3.9.23 CLPHA Member Update
On March 9, the Biden Administration released its preliminary budget proposal for fiscal year 2024 (FY24) with further program line-item budget levels and authorization recommendations expected on March 15.  For the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the Budget...
3.7.23 Report
A new brief from the Urban Institute offers lessons from six cities and counties on using the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)’s $350 billion State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for affordable housing purposes. The brief utilizes program data reported by SLFRF recipients along with...
3.7.23 Awards/Grants
Last week, HUD announced $5.6 billion in annual formula grants to 1,200 communities for a wide range of activities including affordable housing, community development, and homeless assistance. These grants were made through major HUD programs, including the Community Development Block...
3.7.23 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Comments
CLPHA and its counsel Reno & Cavanaugh have submitted comments on a notice detailing the applicability to HUD programs of the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The notice offered initial implementation guidance and sought comments on the applicability of VAWA’s...
2.28.23 CLPHA Member Update
On March 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET, HUD will host an information session and training on Section 103 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). Section 103 of HOTMA created new limitations on tenancy and program participation for formerly income-eligible families...
2.23.23 Report
From the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley: As communities across the country grapple with rising housing costs and widening inequality, state legislatures are taking action and seeking solutions to encourage housing production by targeting one key factor: restrictive local land...
2.17.23 CLPHA Member Update
The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have finalized their standing committees’ membership for the first session of the 118th Congress. For the committees of primacy to CLPHA, the current makeup, with subcommittee members noted in bold, are listed below. For further information, contact...
2.16.23 CLPHA Member Update
HUD has released a new waiver delaying the implementation of the Build America, Buy America (BABA) requirements for most HUD programs until 2024. This marks a major victory for CLPHA members after CLPHA tirelessly advocated for an extension to the implementation of BABA. This waiver exempts HOME...

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