CLPHA Press Room

Welcome to CLPHA's Press Room

CLPHA experts welcome interview requests from print, radio, television, and online reporters and are happy to provide their insights on issues of public housing and related legislation and policy.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jenny Werwa
Director of Communications
202-638-1300 X 120

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Press Releases

CLPHA has been contacted by staff of the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) about the issue of biometric technology in public and affordable housing and proposed legislation on the matter.

Specifically, the HSFC staff are interested in knowing if CLPHA members are using biometric technology in their facilities. HSFC staff have indicated it is helpful for them to understand the current uses of the technology; and, the intent of such use, e.g., whether housing authorities are using these technologies for security reasons or otherwise.


In response to the outcry from public housing stakeholders, the House Appropriations Committee included in their FY20 appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) a provision to prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from implementing, requiring, enforcing, or otherwise making any change, amendment, or alteration to any term or condition of the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) between the Secretary and any public housing agency.

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