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5.13.22 CLPHA Member Update
This week, the Biden administration announced a $14.2B investment in a new federal subsidy program to help assisted households pay for internet services. Accepted by most Internet Service Providers (ISP), the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) gives public housing and Section 8 residents $30 a...
5.13.22 CLPHA Member Update
On May 10, HUD announced the FY22 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Thanks to increased appropriations from Congress, this year HUD has doubled the allocation for Planning Grants to $10,000,000. Planning Grants are two-year grants up to $500,000 each that...
5.13.22 CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD released its latest update to the EHV Dashboard to provide a summary, at the PHA-level, of the reported expenses for the EHV administrative and service fee.  As a reminder, PHAs must report EHV Service Fees expenses each month in the EHVP tab of VMS. For more information on ...
5.13.22 CLPHA Member Update
On April 29, HUD published a proposed six-month waiver of The Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) that will waive the general applicability of BABA to provide HUD with additional time to solicit and evaluate the potential impact of the Act. BABA was enacted as part of the Infrastructure...
5.13.22 CLPHA Member Update
The job announcement is available at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/653577500. The application deadline is 6/6/22. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments reports to the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. The primary responsibility of the position...
5.4.22 CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA is pleased to announce that during its April 2022 board meeting, four new public housing authority (PHA) executive directors were appointed to CLPHA’s board: Janet Abrahams, President & CEO, Housing Authority of Baltimore City Vivian Brady-Phillips, Executive Director, Jersey City...
4.28.22 CLPHA Member Update
On this member call, CLPHA provided a Washington update on several topics important to CLPHA members, as well as a preview of CLPHA's upcoming Housing Is Summit. We also heard from CLPHA members on how they are tackling Tenant Accounts Receivable (TARS) challenges and helping residents pay rent and...
4.28.22 CLPHA Member Update
HUD recently sent the following announcement to PHAs regarding new resources that can help PHAs and State Medicaid Agencies house seniors and persons with disabilities: The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced additional funding...
4.27.22 CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced the newest opportunity for PHAs with 6,000 or less combined units of public housing and HCV units to apply for the fourth cohort of the MTW Expansion, which will test asset building initiatives (Asset Building Cohort). Asset Building Initiatives are defined as activities that...
4.19.22 CLPHA Member Update
HUD recently released guidance to PHAs on tracking and reporting compliance with new requirements for Public Housing Financial Assistance as defined in the Section 3 Final Rule. Section 3 regulations require PHAs and their contractors and subcontractors to make their best efforts, consistent with...

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