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4.18.19
In a notice issued today, HUD announced new guidance on carbon monoxide detectors for HUD-assisted housing. The notice reminds owners of HUD-assisted properties to maintain functioning carbon monoxide detectors when required by local regulations and encourages owners operating in areas without any...
4.10.19
Two new housing bills impacting PHAs were recently introduced. The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 (H.R. 1856), introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Housing Financial Services Committee, would appropriate $13.27 billion in mandatory emergency relief funding over five...
4.3.19 CLPHA Member Update
HUD announced today on a briefing call and press release that a new proposed rule on Section 3 has been published. Tom Davis, director of HUD’s Office of Recapitalization, provided an overview of the proposed changes during the call. The rule asks for comment on significant changes to Section...
4.2.19 Action Alert, CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is leading an effort in the Senate to boost FY20 funding for public housing. His office has asked CLPHA for help in encouraging other Senators to sign onto the letter to the Appropriations Committee requesting full funding of the Public Housing Operating Fund at...
3.28.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Below are several updates regarding the ACC:   HUD Meets with Hill Staff, Defends ACC as a Grant Earlier this week, we called on CLPHA members to contact your members of Congress and register your opposition to HUD’s proposed changes to the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC). From...
3.25.19
In "What’s Eliminated in Trump’s 2020 Budget Plan," Affordable Housing Finance  writer Donna Kimura  quotes CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman on how President Trump's proposed budget constitutes not only a disinvestment in public housing, but also a disinvestment in low-...
3.19.19 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
The Trump Administration released the remainder of its fiscal year 2020 (FY18) budget on March 18. As noted last week, the proposal would completely eliminate all funding in FY20 for the Public Housing Capital Fund and slash funding for the Public Housing Operating Fund by almost $2 billion, a...
3.14.19 In The News
Vancouver, WA newspaper The Columbian quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman about the disastrous effect President Trump's budget proposal would have on pubic and affordable housing in their article "Trump’s budget would cut social safety nets:"  "The administration wants us...
3.13.19 In The News, CLPHA Advocacy
Scotsman Guide, a resource for mortgage originators, quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman about how President Donald Trump's proposed FY 2020 budget will affect affordable housing  in their article "2020 budget: How does it affect the mortgage industry?": “The administration...
3.12.19 Statement
The disinvestment in housing and supportive services is a disinvestment in our nation’s most vulnerable populations. WASHINGTON (March 12, 2019) - Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, issued the following statement today in response to President...

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