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 February 14, by a vote of 83 to 16, the U.S Senate passed a bipartisan appropriations package to fund nine departments and other agencies, including the U.S Department of Housing Urban Development, through September 2019. The spending deal passed the U.S. House of Representatives later that evening by a vote of 320 to 128. President Trump signed the appropriations bill into law on February 15.

The final version of the deal keeps intact the conference agreement for the FY19...

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...

Latest News
7.9.19

CLPHA Submits Public Comments Opposing HUD’s Dangerous Non-Citizen Proposal

HUD’s cruel proposal would force mixed-status families to decide between a roof for some, or homelessness for all.

7.9.19

On July 9, 2019, CLPHA and Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC submitted comments opposing HUD’s proposed rule titled “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status.”

 

7.5.19

On July 5, 2019, CLPHA submitted comments on HUD's proposed changes to the methodology used for estimating fair market rents (FMRs).

 

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7.2.19

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7.2.19
In an article for NBCNews.com, reporter Suzy Khimm spotlighted new legislation from Congressman Jesus Garcia (D-IL) that requires combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in public and assisted housing units and authorizes $300 million ov
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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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