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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To facilitate sharing of information among CLPHA staff and members about various issues related to COVID-19, CLPHA has created a Google document.
As discussed during yesterday’s member call (see summary below), CLPHA will be advocating for additional funding for PHAs in a fourth stimulus package. Discussion around what funding should be included in the next package is currently underway, and Congress is expected to begin negotiations when they return from recess on April 20.
On Wednesday, March 25, CLPHA's counsel Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC prepared a memo for CLPHA summarizing The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Families First Act”), H.R. 6201,  which was signed into law on March 18, 2020. Click below for Reno & Cavanaugh's summary of the Families First Act, with a focus on the sections related to family, medical, and emergency leave.
On Thursday, March 26, CLPHA participated in a call with other industry groups and senior HUD staff, led by PIH Assistant Secretary Hunter Kurtz. During the call, HUD staff shared some updates of interest to CLPHA members:
Late in the night of March 25, the U.S. Senate passed by a vote of 96-0 the third emergency supplemental relief and funding legislative package to help Americans combat the coronavirus crisis. Senate passage sends the bill to the U.S. House of Representatives where it is expected to be considered on Friday, March 27.
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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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