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8.14.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule on public charge in the Federal Register. The publication of “Inadmissability on Public Charge Grounds” follows the notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in October 2018. DHS received over 250,000 comments,...
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...
7.24.19 CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA has been contacted by staff of the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) about the issue of biometric technology in public and affordable housing and proposed legislation on the matter. Specifically, the HSFC staff are interested in knowing if CLPHA members are using biometric technology...
7.2.19 CLPHA Member Update
July 22, 2:00 PM ET – Call-In Number Will Be Available   The Office of Public and Indian Housing has extended the following invitation to a listening session on HUD’s Opportunity Zones: The Office of Public and Indian Housing, together with our partners in the Office of Housing, would like...
6.14.19 Fact Sheet, CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
 A draft of the main points that CLPHA will be putting forth in its comments on HUD’s proposed non-citizen rule is now available for review by members. If your PHA has calculated the number of families who would be impacted by the rule and/or estimated the cost of...
6.6.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA received very helpful feedback on today’s member call that will inform our public comments in response to HUD’s proposed non-citizen rule. To aid members in writing your own public comments, we are distributing some materials that may be useful: HUD’s analysis of the proposed rule,...
6.5.19 CLPHA Member Update
In a June 5 notice, HUD invited comments on proposed changes to methods used to calculate Fair Market Rents (FMRs). CLPHA and its membership have expressed concern for years to HUD that its FMR calculations do not accurately reflect gross rents, particularly in high-cost areas and/or in markets...
6.3.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA will host a call on June 6, 2019, at 2:00 PM ET to solicit feedback from CLPHA members on the recently proposed non-citizen rule, which would terminate subsidies for mixed status immigrant families currently receiving federal housing assistance; an agenda for the call is now available here....
5.29.19 CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA will host a call on June 6, 2019, at 2:00 PM ET to solicit feedback from CLPHA members on the recently proposed non-citizen rule, which would terminate subsidies for mixed status immigrant families currently receiving federal housing assistance. CLPHA staff and members of the CLPHA...
5.21.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy, Policy
More members of Congress and public housing authorities are speaking out against a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would disallow undocumented immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing.   Rep. Sylvia Garcia Introduces Legislation to...

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