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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...
3.20.20
HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) will host a conference call at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 20, to answer PHAs’ questions about how to best serve residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PIH Assistant Secretary Hunter...
3.20.20 CLPHA Advocacy
On Thursday, March 19, CLPHA sent a letter to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson additional regulatory and statutory relief for public housing authorities as they work to protect residents and staff during the COVID-19 public health crisis. CLPHA’s funding...
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...
3.20.20 CLPHA Advocacy
Affordable Housing Finance covered CLPHA's press statement calling for $8.5 billion in emergency funds as well as regulatory relief for public housing authorities during the coronavirus pandemic.  CLPHA sent letters to Congressional leaders and Department of...
3.20.20 In The News, Members Making News
Pew Charitable Trust's state policy news outlet Stateline quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and CLPHA member executive directors in an article about the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on public housing authorities. Zaterman told Stateline that PHAs need $5 billion in emergency...
3.17.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Comments
CLPHA and counsel Reno & Cavanaugh submitted joint comments yesterday in opposition to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule. Under the AFFH Proposed Rule, HUD seeks to incentivize AFFH by creating a metrics system in order to evaluate and rank jurisdictions and, based on...
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...
3.9.20 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...

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