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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...
8.7.19
Sens. Schatz and Young Introduce Bipartisan Companion Legislation to Reform CDBG-DR Assistance On July 11, 2019 Representative Al Green (D-TX) introduced HR 3702, the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019,” along with cosponsor Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO). As senior members of the House...
8.1.19
Agreement Heads to White House for Signature The U.S. Senate followed the U.S. House on August 1 and passed by a vote of 67-28 HR 3877, the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019”, the all-encompassing two-year budget deal that increases spending for military and domestic programs, suspends the debt...
7.26.19
After five-months-long negotiations between House and Senate leadership and the White House, the House passed an all-encompassing two-year budget deal on July 25 that increases spending for military and domestic programs, suspends the debt ceiling through mid-2021, and eliminates the threat of...
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...
7.25.19 Policy
HUD recently announced that PHAs can register for its new voluntary demonstration that will test new inspection protocols. PHAs participating in the demonstration, known as NSPIRE, will receive one inspection per property during the demonstration period. Scores will be advisory and participants...
7.25.19
The House Financial Services Committee voted unanimously on July 16 to approve H.R. 3702, the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019,” bipartisan legislation from Reps. Al Green (D-TX) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) that would formally authorize HUD’s Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (...
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...

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