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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...
7.24.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
Thursday, July 25, 3:00 PM ET   As previously reported in the July 17 CLPHA Update, researchers from Matthew Desmond's Eviction Lab have been contacting public housing authorities with questions related to PHAs' eviction practices and policies. Based on a conversation with a lead researcher...
7.24.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
In response to the outcry from public housing stakeholders, the House Appropriations Committee included in their FY20 appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) a provision to prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from...
7.17.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
Eviction Lab Studying Public Housing Evictions   It has come to our attention that CLPHA members are being contacted via email by staff from Matthew Desmond’s Eviction Lab, a research center located at Princeton University, with questions related to PHAs’ eviction practices and policies. The...
7.11.19 CLPHA Advocacy
Opposing HUD’s Dangerous Non-Citizen Rule On Tuesday, CLPHA submitted public comments strongly opposing HUD’s non-citizen rule which would eliminate mixed-status immigrant families from HUD-assisted housing, including 55,000 children who are either U.S. citizens or otherwise eligible for HUD...
7.9.19 CLPHA Comments, CLPHA Advocacy
On July 9, 2019, CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC submitted comments opposing HUD’s proposed rule titled “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status.”   View CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh's Comments 
7.5.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Comments
On July 5, 2019, CLPHA submitted comments on HUD's proposed changes to the methodology used for estimating fair market rents (FMRs).   View CLPHA's Comments
7.2.19 CLPHA Advocacy
In an article for NBCNews.com, reporter Suzy Khimm spotlighted new legislation from Congressman Jesus Garcia (D-IL) that requires combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in public and assisted housing units and authorizes $300 million over a three-year period for installation and...
6.27.19 CLPHA Advocacy, Video
Yesterday afternoon, CLPHA presented the likely impact of HUD’s non-citizen proposal on PHAs and private landlords, residents, and communities during a webinar to kick off the#KeepFamiliesTogether Day of Action. In addition to CLPHA, the webinar featured an aide to Congresswoman Sylvia...

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