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2.27.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 13, HUD published a proposed AFFH rule that includes major changes to AFFH, including the definition of AFFH, requirements for certifying AFFH compliance, and the process used by HUD to evaluate compliance. For additional background, please see this summary of the AFFH rule from Reno...
2.27.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 24, the Administration’s new public charge policy went into effect. This follows a Supreme Court decision from February 21 that granted a stay on the last public charge injunction that was in place in Illinois. With that decision, the new policy takes effect nationwide. This policy...
2.10.20 CLPHA Member Update
Today, the Trump Administration released its fiscal year 2021 Budget Proposal, which includes a $41.3 billion request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a 15 percent reduction from enacted FY 2020.  For the third time, the request completely eliminates all funding for...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET, CLPHA will host a call with its Place-Based Committee to discuss HUD’s recent notice proposing a new form that collects information on PBV units. As described in our January 2 update, the notice proposes collecting a number of data elements, some of which are already...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 27, the Supreme Court voted to allow the Trump administration to implement its new “public charge” policy, lifting the nationwide injunction that a federal judge in New York had ordered in October 2019. While a state-wide injunction on public charge remains in place in Illinois, the...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, HUD issued new guidance to PHAs regarding requests for assistance animals through FHEO 2020-01. The guidance replaces HUD’s previous guidance, FHEO 2013-01. The notice has three sections: 1) guidance on requests for service animals, 2) guidance on request for support animals, and 3)...
1.16.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 14, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing to learn about the successes of the HUD-VASH program in reducing veteran homelessness as well as significant challenges that continue to limit the program’s success. In his opening remarks,...
1.16.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 14, in its first hearing of the year and the 2nd session of the 116th Congress, the full House Financial Services Committee under Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) held a hearing entitled “On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is...
1.8.20 CLPHA Member Update
On December 20, President Trump signed HR 1865, the “FY2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act” the second minibus funding bill for FY20 containing appropriations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), among others. The bill was signed into law (PL 116-94) with just hours...
1.7.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD issued a press release to announce its new proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, comes after HUD suspended the PHA tool in early 2018 that was designed to help PHAs meet their obligation to...

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