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1.29.21 CLPHA Member Update
On Tuesday, January 26, President Biden issued a memo for the incoming HUD Secretary directing HUD to take steps to redress the nation and federal government's history of discriminatory housing practices and policies. The memo outlines the history of discrimination in...
1.29.21 CLPHA Member Update
On January 21, 2021, the White House released an executive order signed by President Biden to better assist local and state governments as they grapple with assisting the health and housing needs of some their most vulnerable citizens during the ongoing pandemic. ...
1.29.21 CLPHA Member Update
On December 14, 2020, FEMA released a notice proposing changes to current threshold requirements for a federal disaster declaration and cost of assistance (COA). These changes would restrict and limit the eligibility for a federal response and the amount of...
1.28.21
CLPHA has bittersweet news to share – Steve Lucas, our health research and policy manager, has accepted a presidential appointment to the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as the Special Assistant to HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing. Steve’s last day at CLPHA will be...
1.28.21 Statement
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHA dgreer@clpha.org  (202) 550-1381   For Immediate Release January 28, 2021     (Washington, D.C.) January 28, 2021 – Sunia Zaterman,...
1.27.21 CLPHA Member Update
On January 19, HUD released the Notice PIH 2021-07 (HA), "Demolition and/or disposition of public housing property, eligibility for tenant protection vouchers, and associated requirements." This notice explains the application requirements for PHAs requesting approval from HUD to demolish and/...
1.19.21 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
Today, the Department of the Treasury posted a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that addresses several questions about the new $25 billion Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program. The FAQ also explicitly states in Question 9 that assisted households are...
1.15.21 Statement
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHA dgreer@clpha.org  (202) 550-1381   For Immediate Release January 15, 2021     (Washington, D.C.)...
1.12.21 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA has been asked to provide input to the Biden-Harris HUD and Treasury transition teams  regarding  the implementation of the $25 billion emergency rental assistance appropriation at a meeting convened by the Urban Institute, scheduled for January 13. In addition, CLPHA plans to send...
1.7.21 CLPHA Member Update
The Treasury Department will be distributing $25 billion in COVID relief emergency rental assistance funds directly to U.S. states, territories, localities (with more than 200,000 residents), and Indian tribes. Based on the previous method of disbursing Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), it is...

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