Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
#KeepFamiliesTogether Webinar Featuring CLPHA, Office of Rep. Sylvia Garcia, and National Advocates Reaches Hundreds of Activists
Trump Establishes White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing; Names Secretary Ben Carson as Chairperson
On Tuesday, June 25, via Executive Order, President Donald Trump established the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing and named HUD Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson. The Council will consist of members across eight Federal agencies and engage with state, local, and tribal leaders across the country to identify and remove the obstacles that impede the...
THA Sends Letter to HUD; HACA, HACLA Featured in NYT, KCRW, LA Times CLPHA member PHAs are engaged in efforts across the country to oppose HUD’s rule. The Tacoma Housing Authority submitted public comments yesterday conveying THA’s deep concerns with the proposal that they believe would, “inflict grievous harm on people, especially children. As a result of this rule,...
Yesterday 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 Development, and related agencies. The House-passed bill includes $50.1 billion for HUD, an increase of $5.9 billion above the FY19 enacted level, and $13.4 billion above President Trump’s...
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...
Current Policy/Regulatory Issues