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5.14.18 Press Release
CLPHA Opposes Administration Proposal to Increase Rent Burden on Lowest-Income Residents WASHINGTON (May 14, 2018) - The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) strongly opposes the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) recently announced proposal to increase rent burdens...
4.6.18 Action Alert
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Housing, Transportation and Community Development Subcommittee of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, is leading an effort in the Senate to boost FY19 funding for public housing. His office has asked CLPHA for help in...
3.29.18
We were pleased to see so many CLPHA member executive directors and staff at CLPHA's Spring 2018 Membership Meeting! If you could not make it to Washington, D.C., or would like to review information from the meeting, we have set up a Dropbox folder including meeting documents and...
3.14.18 Policy, CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA participated in a call this morning with HUD to discuss next steps in the implementation of the Small Area Fair Market Rent Rule (“Rule”) in light of the preliminary injunction was granted in the Open Communities Alliance litigation challenging HUD’s suspension of the...
3.14.18
On January 17, the U.S. House of Representatives, after suspending the rules and bringing the bill to the floor the previous day, passed H.R. 4258, the Family Self-Sufficiency Act, by an overwhelming vote of 412 to 5. The bipartisan H.R. 4258 was introduced on November 6, 2017 by Chairman...
3.14.18 Notice / Announcement
On January 17, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs once again met in Executive Session to vote on the nominations of Robert Hunter Kurtz to be HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH); and Brian Montgomery, to be HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing –...
2.28.18 Members Making News, Membership Spotlight
CLPHA’s Membership Spotlight features the outstanding work and achievements of our member public housing authorities - the nation’s largest and most innovative PHAs. Based on interviews with PHA executives, these brief profiles spotlight our members’ initiatives to strengthen their...
2.12.18 CLPHA Comments
In December 2017, HUD released a Notice announcing a new program for public housing authorities: the EnVision Centers Demonstration. The demonstration, which will include approximately 10 communities, is designed to test the effectiveness of collaborative efforts across governments, nonprofits...
1.26.18 Notice / Announcement
On December 28, 2017 HUD sent a letter to housing authority executive directors regarding Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) renewal funding during calendar year 2018 (CY18). Given that HUD is currently operating under continuing resolution (CR) funding for fiscal year 2018 (FY18), the letter...
1.26.18 Notice / Announcement
On January 17, 2018, HUD issued guidance “to help PHAs better understand their options” under the Final Rule but cautioned that HUD would likely “amend and extend this guidance once it has received and evaluated the complete results of the Small Area FMR Demonstration Evaluation.”...

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