Notice / Announcement

HUD PD&R Seeking PHA for Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design & Planning Competition


 HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is looking for interested PHAs to participate in the 2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH). IAH invites teams of graduate students from multiple disciplines to submit plans in response to a real life affordable housing design issue.

CLPHA's In-Person Summer Membership Meeting Is Cancelled


Dear CLPHA Members,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CLPHA has made the decision to cancel our Summer Membership Meeting and planned events originally scheduled for June 24-26, 2020, in Seattle, WA.

While we are extremely disappointed to miss an opportunity to convene our members in person, we are exploring options to hold some membership meeting panels and sessions virtually. We will be in touch in the coming weeks with further details.

Todd Thomas Named HUD’s Director of the Office of Public Housing Programs


CLPHA congratulates Todd Thomas on his new role as HUD’s Director of the Office of Public Housing Programs (OPHP). Effective Monday, October 7, Thomas will lead and manage the OPHP’s Financial Management Division, Management and Occupancy Division, and the Energy Management Center, where he will guide policy development, program operations, financial analysis, process implementation, as well as supervise the monitoring of public housing programs, initiatives, and staff.

HUD Publishes Notice Seeking Input on Opportunity Zones


On April 17, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register seeking input on several major issues related to Opportunity Zones. The notice from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) provides information on the intersection of Opportunity Zones and affordable housing nationally and requests feedback on nine questions concerning HUD’s role in encouraging investment in economically distressed communities.

Call for Applications to the Local Housing Solutions Institute


The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates invite applications from interested cities or counties for the first-ever Local Housing Solutions Institute, “a five-day working retreat to help cities and counties refine and strengthen their housing strategies to better meet their affordability and other housing challenges.” The Institute is funded by a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

MTW Steering Committee Hires First Program Manager


The MTW Steering Committee, on behalf of the MTW public housing agencies, has selected Nicole Barrett to serve as its first MTW Program Manager to lead research, policy analysis, and advocacy for the MTW program. The position will be managed by CLPHA in support of the MTW agencies.

In addition to her three years working at CLPHA as a Research & Policy Analyst, Nicole has been a policy advocate for the National Housing Trust, a management assistant in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at HUD, and a legislative intern in Congress.

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