HUD Announces Availability of $324 Million in Lead Hazard Reduction Grants


HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes has announced $324 million in available Lead Hazard Reduction grants intended to help local governments and certain state and tribal governments to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in low-income, privately-owned (unassisted) pre-1978 housing.

Visit to learn more, including upcoming webinars about applying.

David Williams to Present CMTO Findings, Opportunity Atlas at 2019 Housing Is Summit


CLPHA is pleased to announce that David A. Williams of Opportunity Insights will be a distinguished speaker at our fifth annual Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., May 16-17.

Williams will present on Day One of the conference, sharing promising insights from new research on the Creating Moves to Opportunity (CMTO) Project and Opportunity Insights’ new Opportunity Atlas.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Deliver Keynote Address at CLPHA's Spring Meeting


CLPHA is pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), will deliver the keynote address at CLPHA's Spring Membership Meeting on the morning of Thursday, March 21. 

Dr. Carson, an accomplished neurosurgeon, has served as HUD's Secretary since March 2, 2017. Click here to read Dr. Carson's biography

Congratulations to CLPHA PHAs Receiving FUP Vouchers; Free CLPHA & CSH Webinar to Prepare PHAs for Implementation


On November 21, HUD announced awards for the Family Unification Program (FUP), a partnership between PHAs and child welfare agencies that provides housing assistance to foster youth at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of housing is a reason for their child’s foster care placement or is preventing family reunification. HUD awarded $30 million in funding to provide 3,000 vouchers. 15 CLPHA members received awards:

Austin Celebrates National Digital Inclusion Week, Highlights Importance of Internet Access for All


The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) teamed up with Austin Free-Net, Skillpoint Alliance, Google Fiber, and Austin Pathways to participate in National Digital Inclusion Week May 8-13 to raise awareness about digital inequities and nationwide efforts to close the gaps.

Throughout the week, HACA hosted digital inclusion events that brought the community together to identify how economic and social disparities can be addressed for Austin residents and businesses.

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