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9.13.19 CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA’s Immigration Working Group, with guidance from counsel Reno and Cavanaugh, has developed three new member resources to help PHAs prepare for the Department of Homeland Security’s Public Charge Rule scheduled to be implemented on October 15, 2019. The following documents...
9.12.19
The Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies will meet in open session to mark up the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Act, 2020” at 11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The markup will be broadcast live on the...
9.12.19
On Tuesday, the U.S House of Representatives passed by vote H.R. 1690, the Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019, to protect residents of public housing from carbon monoxide poisoning by authorizing over $300 million over three years to fund the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide...
9.6.19 CLPHA Member Update
On September 5, the Trump Administration issued its plan for housing finance reform that would make significant changes to the federal government’s role in the mortgage market. In addition to ending conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (...
9.6.19 CLPHA Advocacy, Action Alert
The City of New York is spearheading a sign-on letter for Mayors and municipal leaders across the country to request more funding for public housing from Congress. The letter thanks Congress for passing a bipartisan budget agreement which increases spending levels for domestic programs...
8.19.19 CLPHA Member Update
In the August 19 Federal Register, HUD issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding changes to the disparate impact standard, which is used to establish liability under the Fair Housing Act for unjustified discriminatory impact on protected classes. In the notice, HUD claims...
8.15.19 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
Yesterday, executives from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) discussed their commitment and programmatic efforts to house people experiencing homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles during a field hearing of...
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,...
8.8.19
On July 26, HUD issued a notice announcing a new initiative to provide Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) to youth aging out of foster care. HUD describes the program, known as the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative, as one designed to address the unmet housing needs of youth aging of...
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...

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