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4.11.19 Members Making News
From the  Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles's website: The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), together with its partners and residents celebrated the grand re-opening of the Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center, also known as the Alba Center. Guests enjoyed corndogs,...
4.10.19
Two new housing bills impacting PHAs were recently introduced. The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 (H.R. 1856), introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Housing Financial Services Committee, would appropriate $13.27 billion in mandatory emergency relief funding over five...
4.10.19 Report
As part of a Congressional request to review the federal government’s response to the 2017 hurricanes, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a performance audit report on Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds that were awarded to Texas,...
4.10.19
Recent research by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago shows that 1.1 million children have a young parent who experienced homelessness in the past year. Given that nearly half of all homeless women between the ages of 18-25 were pregnant or parenting over the same period, robust two-...
4.10.19 Research
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute recently released their 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Report, which illustrates the health impact of a wide range of factors heavily influenced by where people live including health behaviors...
4.10.19 Report
In March, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on improvements for HUD’s physical inspection process. The report followed a provision in the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act that instructed the GAO to report on the Real Estate Assessment Center’s (REAC) methods for...
4.10.19 Research
Vacancy rates, more so than median rents, are an important predictor of a voucher holder’s ability to lease up in high-quality neighborhoods, concludes researcher Gregg Colburn in a new journal article for Housing Studies. In “The effect of market conditions on the housing outcomes of subsidized...
4.5.19
What: Free Webinar, Growing Support for Out-of-School Time at Your PHA Who: CLPHA Education Working Group and the Partnership for Children and Youth When: Tues. 4/9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register: Click here to register Advocacy is everyone's job and it is essential to the children and communities...
4.3.19 CLPHA Member Update
HUD announced today on a briefing call and press release that a new proposed rule on Section 3 has been published. Tom Davis, director of HUD’s Office of Recapitalization, provided an overview of the proposed changes during the call. The rule asks for comment on significant changes to Section...
4.2.19 Action Alert, CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is leading an effort in the Senate to boost FY20 funding for public housing. His office has asked CLPHA for help in encouraging other Senators to sign onto the letter to the Appropriations Committee requesting full funding of the Public Housing Operating Fund at...

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