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3.20.20 CLPHA Advocacy
On Thursday, March 19, CLPHA sent letters to Congressional leaders and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson formally requesting $5 billion for the public housing program and $3.5 billion for the housing choice voucher program in emergency supplemental...
2.5.20
On January 29, HUD hosted a webinar that provided updates on its recent activities to gather information and provide recommendations on improving landlord participation. Due to technical difficulties, the webinar was not available live, but slides and a recording from the webinar are now available...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET, CLPHA will host a call with its Place-Based Committee 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, some of which are already...
1.8.20 In The News
As of January 1, 2020, California has a state-wide law prohibiting landlords from rejecting potential tenants solely on their use of a housing voucher. The law, known as Source of Income (SOI) protection, replaces SOI ordinances that were previously in place in several California cities, such as...
1.8.20 Research, Analysis
The most recent issue of Cityscape, the journal from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, is devoted to research on the impacts and implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs). The issue includes articles examining outcomes from HUD’s SAFMR demonstration, which was launched...
1.2.20 CLPHA Member Update
In the December 26th Federal Register, HUD issued a Paperwork Reduction Act notice seeking comment on proposed data elements for a new Project-Based Voucher (PBV) online form. The notice follows a phone call that PIH Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz organized with industry groups in...
11.13.19 CLPHA Member Update
On November 5, CLPHA hosted a member call to solicit feedback on the recent HOTMA notice. CLPHA’s draft comments on the HOTMA notice, which incorporate member feedback, are now available for review. Comments are due on November 18. Please direct any feedback on the draft comments to...
9.17.19 CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD released its fourth notice on implementation of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA), bipartisan legislation passed unanimously and enacted in July 2016 to streamline PHA operations and regulations. The new notice seeks comment on several HOTMA...
8.8.19
On July 26, HUD issued a notice announcing a new initiative to provide Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) to youth aging out of foster care. HUD describes the program, known as the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative, as one designed to address the unmet housing needs of youth aging of...
6.26.19 Analysis
Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted 277-194 to approve a $383 billion spending package of five appropriations bills, including funding for the departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies. The House-passed bill includes $50.1 billion for HUD, an...

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