Public Housing

CLPHA Strongly Opposes HUD’s Non-Citizen Proposal


WASHINGTON (May 9, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will formally propose a new rule tomorrow that would disallow undocumented immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing. The proposed rule, which will be published in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period, would impact tens of thousands of immigrant families that include U.S. citizen children and other family members who are eligible for assistance. 

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $19.8M Federal Grant For Baltimore Public Housing (Housing Authority of Baltimore City)


From WBAL NewsRadio:

Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Friday announced a $19.8 million federal grant to develop, finance and modernize Baltimore City public housing.

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing Capital Fund.

CLPHA Responds to HUD Proposal to Disallow Undocumented Immigrants from HUD-Assisted Housing


WASHINGTON (April 22, 2019) - On April 17, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a proposed rule for Congressional review to disallow undocumented immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing. The notice is not yet publicly available but will eventually be posted in the Federal Register for a public comment period.

In response to reports of HUD’s proposed rule, Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, issued the following statement:

Council approves $22.5M toward redevelopment of Lee Walker Heights (Asheville Housing Authority)


From WLOS ABC 13: 

There are big changes on the way for Asheville's oldest public housing development.

On Tuesday, city council voted to move forward with funding dedicated to redeveloping Lee Walker Heights.

As part of getting ready for the changes, all the residents of Lee Walker Heights have been relocated.

New affordable housing springs at old Montgomery Gardens site (Jersey City Housing Authority)



"Where towering, ominous public housing buildings once stood there is now the start of an inviting and friendly community of homes.

On Tuesday, Mayor Steve Fulop, with the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) and The Michaels Organization, unveiled the first 21 of 126 units of Mill Creek Gardens, on the site of the Montgomery Gardens public housing complex. The remaining units will be available in phases over the next two months as construction is completed.

GAO Releases Report on HUD Inspections Process


In March, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on improvements for HUD’s physical inspection process. The report followed a provision in the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act that instructed the GAO to report on the Real Estate Assessment Center’s (REAC) methods for identifying property deficiencies, selecting and training inspectors, and their oversight of these processes.

Boston Affordable Housing Project to Add 135 Units (Boston Housing Authority)


From Multi-Housing News:

Following the construction of 285 affordable units during the past eight years at The Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston, Beacon Communities and the Boston Housing Authority have broken ground on the third phase of redevelopment at one of the oldest federal public housing properties in the country. The Architectural Team Inc. is the designer of the 135-unit upcoming property.   

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