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2.19.20 Members Making News
From the Seattle Medium: On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the rare opportunity for the City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to partner on transforming 8 acres of property into a mixed-income...
2.14.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET, CLPHA will host a call 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, many of which are already collected by HUD, in a...
2.14.20 CLPHA Member Update
In response to industry feedback, REAC has released newly updated health and safety standards for the NSPIRE Demonstration, a voluntary pilot program testing a new protocol that would eventually replace current UPCS inspections practices. As described in our August 2019 update, REAC is evaluating a...
2.13.20
Can we protect public housing families from predatory for-profit colleges? With used car-salesman like tactics, predatory for-profit college recruiters have pressured low-income students to enroll in courses and take out student loans without telling the whole story about the true cost of fees or...
2.11.20 CLPHA Member Update
In 2019, CLPHA formed a Tenant-Based Housing Assistance Committee to provide membership input on policy, program and funding issues pertaining to tenant-based housing assistance that are of interest and importance to the CLPHA membership. The Committee is comprised of CLPHA members’ executive staff...
2.10.20 Statement
CLPHA Responds to Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Public Housing Budget In the face of an estimated capital needs backlog of $70 billion, HUD’s budget zeroes out the public housing capital fund, which is used to address the growing physical needs of aging properties. WASHINGTON (February 10, 2020) -...
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...
2.6.20 Members Making News
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Housing Authority is aiming to rehab 86 public housing units in the Manchester neighborhood in Pittsburgh's North Side. Housing officials say they will seek federal approval next month for the improvements, which aim to repair and replace...
2.6.20 Members Making News
From Cambridge Day: One of Cambridge’s biggest landlords, the Cambridge Housing Authority, is about to take an extraordinary step: return security deposits to its tenants and stop collecting the payments from new residents. The authority’s board approved the change Wednesday. Staff at the public...
2.6.20 Members Making News
From the Paterson Times: After years of delay, crews began demolishing the World War II-era Riverside Terrace housing development on 5th Avenue this week, to make way for 246 new senior and family apartments. Demolition is expected to take six months, said Israel Roizman of Roizman...

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