After a remarkable twenty-four-year tenure, CLPHA Deputy Director Deb Gross will retire early next year. Deb’s impact on our organization and in our industry has been immeasurable -- since joining CLPHA in 1996, Deb has shaped CLPHA and our work through her intelligence, wit, experience, and deep commitment to the importance of public and affordable housing. CLPHA will honor Deb and her exemplary career at our Spring Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.
CLPHA is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Calabria, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), will present the closing keynote remarks of our 2019 Fall Membership Meeting.
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 www.hud.gov/lead to learn more, including upcoming webinars about applying.
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Board of Commissioners of Atlanta Housing recently voted unanimously to name Joy Fitzgerald interim president and CEO. Fitzgerald previously filled this role at the organization from 2013 to 2016.
From the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' press release:
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.
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.
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:
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.