Prompted by suggestions from CLPHA on the need to provide guidance to PHAs on ensuring access to vaccinations for residents and staff, HUD will host a series of webinars in April focused on vaccine access. The second webinar on April 21 will feature a presentation from the Housing Authority of the City of Austin on their efforts to help their residents access vaccines.
CLPHA Member Update
Last week, CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman and other leaders from public housing industry groups met virtually with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to share with the Secretary our priorities and goals for the new administration, and Zaterman discussed the meeting in an Affordable Housing Finance article.
Today, the Biden Administration announced that it was extending the current CDC moratorium on evictions through June 30, 2021. The moratorium had been set to expire on Wednesday, March 31. Rules and requirement
CLPHA has signed onto a letter to HUD leadership, organized by Compass Capital, that provides recommendations to HUD for implementation of the increased Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) funding received in FY21. In FY21, FSS received $105 million, a 30% increase over FY20 funding. The recommendations inclu
On Wednesday, March 24, CLPHA member Brian Gage, executive director of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance during their hearing "Preserving a Lifeline: Examining Public Housing in a Pandemic."
CLPHA endorsed Congressman Adam Smith’s (D-Wash.) Ensuring a Long-Term Housing Recovery Act, which was introduced this week in the House of Representatives. The bill would utilize local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to provide rental assistance as the nation continues to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession.