Legislative & Policy

Current Legislative Issues

On December 27, 2020 President Trump signed a spending package that includes FY21 funding for HUD programs and additional COVID-19 relief. 

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...

Latest News
6.21.21
On Friday, June 17, HUD issued two notices regarding the latest information for Cohort #3 and Cohort #4 of the expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program.
6.18.21
On June 9, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled “Universal Vouchers: Ending Homelessness and Expanding Economic Opportunity in America.” At the hearing Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) spoke strongly in support of her recently introduced bill to create an entitlement program for housing vouchers, saying “[I]f we had this in place prior to the pandemic, so that a...
6.15.21
In an opening legislative salvo to advance the public policy goal of guaranteeing universal housing vouchers to all eligible families, a trio of three key members of the U.S. House of Representatives have circulated a draft proposal among stakeholders that is being readied for introduction in the House.
6.14.21
Last week, HUD released a notice for Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Definitions and Certifications.
Action Alerts
4.28.21
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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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