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3.13.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On March 12, CLPHA hosted a conference call featuring guests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discuss ways PHAs can prepare for, and respond to, potential COVID-19 outbreaks in their communities, including examples from member PHAs facing more advanced local situations....
3.12.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
As part of our legislative response to COVID-19, CLPHA is seeking input on what forms of relief would be most beneficial to PHAs as they respond to the virus. Forms of relief might include, but are not limited to, suspension of REAC inspections, extension of reporting requirement deadlines,...
3.12.20 CLPHA Member Update
On March 11, HUD Secretary Ben Carson appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) to defend the Administration’s FY 2021 budget proposal for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Echoing his...
3.11.20 CLPHA Member Update
Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 public health crisis, CLPHA made the decision today to cancel our Spring Membership Meeting and planned events for March 18-20 in Washington, DC. Meeting registrants were notified earlier this afternoon about the cancellations. If you were planning...
3.9.20 CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA Members – PIH is planning to put together and distribute an FAQ for PHA executive directors and residents regarding COVID-19.They have asked CLPHA to share PHAs' questions. Please submit your questions to CLPHA Sr. Research and Policy Analyst Emily Warren at ewarren@clpha.org...
3.9.20 CLPHA Member Update
On March 4, 2020, Secretary Ben Carson appeared before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) of the Committee on Appropriations to defend the Administration’s fiscal year 2021 (FY21) budget proposal for the Department...
3.9.20 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...
3.6.20 CLPHA Member Update
Contact your Members of Congress and encourage them to sign onto a letter to House appropriators requesting robust funding levels for key HUD rental assistance programs. Deadline: COB March 11, 2021 House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Subcommittee Chairman William...
3.5.20 Members Making News
From the Toledo Blade: A modest two-story house with sand-colored siding and dark green shutters will soon be home to three young men who are either aging out of foster care or exiting the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center. It’s the first of what Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority President...
3.5.20 Members Making News
From Forbes: Once, these edifices were the bulwarks against illness. Today, they're part of the cure for the malaise afflicting housing availability. Nationwide, vacant hospitals, mental institutions and sanitariums are being recast as newly-opened apartment buildings. In communities from Los...

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