Health

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

7.11.19

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.

San Antonio Housing Authority, Partners Break Ground on Eastside Urban Garden (San Antonio Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From the San Antonio Current:

"Garcia Street Urban Farm, a 4.1-acre farm designed to bring fresh produce and food education to San Antonio's East Side, broke ground Wednesday morning. 

The farm, which cost an estimated $500,000, will be managed via a partnership between San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), San Antonio College’s Eco Centro and other community stakeholders. 

CLPHA Supports Bill to Protect Public Housing Residents from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

6.26.19

Legislation to prevent carbon monoxide fatalities in public housing was approved by the House Committee on Financial Services today and now moves to the full House for consideration. The “Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019,” by Representative Jesus Garcia (D-IL) requires combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in public and assisted housing units and authorizes $300 million over a three-year period for installation and maintenance.

CLPHA Outreach & Engagement

4.25.19
 
CLPHA’s Communications Director Jenny Werwa (third from left) at the National Housing Conference’s Solutions for Housing Communications convening.
 
CLPHA is traveling across the country this month to discuss communications strategies and promote ourHousing Is work in concert with national cross-sector partners and CLPHA member agencies.
 

New Housing Legislation Introduced to Address Homelessness and Carbon Monoxide Detection

4.10.19

Two new housing bills impacting PHAs were recently introduced. The Ending Homelessness Act of 2019 (H.R. 1856), introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Housing Financial Services Committee, would appropriate $13.27 billion in mandatory emergency relief funding over five years to several federal housing programs and initiatives.

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