Today, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman was quoted in Affordable Housing Finance discussing how the shutdown threatens the stability of low-income households. Though HUD has prepared payments for housing vouchers and the public housing operating subsidy through February, Zaterman notes that the “existential threat” for voucher holders looms given the uncertainty of when the shutdown will end.
Now in its 18th day, the partial government shutdown, which includes the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is already having an impact on the low-income families served by public and affordable housing. The ongoing uncertainty imposes challenges for resource allocation and, if the shutdown drags on, the lack of HCV and Operating Fund payments will lead to housing instability for millions of families.
A coalition of more than 70 national organizations tell the Administration & Congress that people with the lowest incomes will be hit hardest if the shutdown continues.
Jeffery K. Patterson, CEO of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority of Cleveland, Ohio, and Vice President of the CLPHA Board of Directors, appeared on behalf of CLPHA before the U.S.
San Antonio’s Museo del Westside and the Westside Preservation Alliance have teamed up for a photo exhibition chronicling the history of the San Antonio Housing Authority’s (SAHA) Alazan-Apache Courts, a community created during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. SAHA plans to revitalize the historic complex in the future.
HUD and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) recognized the Chicago Housing Authority’s recently-redeveloped Rosenwald Courts community with the 2018 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
New research from CLPHA and Econsult Solutions shows that PHAs generate and induce multiple streams of economic activity benefitting those who reside in public housing, as well as local employers, governments, and industries. Read more about "The Economic Impact of Public Housing: Ongoing Investment with Wide Reaching Returns" here.