Legislative & Policy

Current Legislative Issues

The Trump Administration released its full  fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget proposal on March 18, 2019, and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) released their FY20 funding bill on May 22, 2019. On June 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 277-194 to approve a $383 billion spending package of five appropriations bills, including funding for the departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban...

On December 20, 2017, the U.S. Congress passed the joint House-Senate conference committee agreement on HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. HR 1 is the most far-reaching tax reform legislation in over three decades. For affordable housing providers the bill fully preserves private...

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7.2.20
Media Contact: David Greer, CLPHAdgreer@clpha.org (202) 550-1381   For Immediate Release July 2, 2020    
6.30.20
On June 29, the House passed H.R 7301, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020. This stand-alone bill includes several provisions that were included in the HEROES Act and independently led by a number of Members of the Financial Services Committee. House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) explained the legislative strategy on a floor speech, which included...
6.26.20
On June 24, shortly after making the announcement during CLPHA’s 2020 Virtual Summer Membership Meeting, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced HR 7301, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.  
6.18.20
The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities' Get It Back Campaign is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00 p.m.
6.18.20
On Monday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m. ET, HUD PIH staff will be joined by representatives from HHS’s Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) to provide information about how public housing authorities (PHAs) and Tribal Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) can encourage and provide telehealth services to residents.
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Current Policy/Regulatory Issues

HUD’s one-size-fits-all regulatory approach often inhibits PHAs from effectively tailoring federal programs to local community needs. PHAs have been successful when they are able to tailor their policies according their agency’s individual local goals, housing market conditions, and community priorities. This flexibility provides housing authorities the necessary tools to best serve their low-income residents. HUD should allow housing authorities to focus on innovation, ...

RAD was initially authorized with a unit cap of 60,000 in the FY12 appropriations bill, which has since been lifted to 455,000 in the FY18 appropriations bill. In order to meet the demand for RAD, CLPHA strongly supports eliminating the RAD cap.

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