Statement of CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman on Rep. John Lewis's Passing

Date Published: 
July 20th, 2020
Media Contact:
David Greer, CLPHA
(202) 550-1381
For Immediate Release
July 20, 2020
(Washington, D.C.) July 20, 2020 -- CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: 
“The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities mourns the loss of Congressman John Lewis, a person whose life-long commitment to justice and equality holds a standard for us all. He is justly considered the "conscience of the nation" for his personal courage and relentless demand for civil rights. We join the country in honoring the life of Congressman Lewis and his legacy of inspiration and hope. We can continue his call for social justice by ensuring that every American has a safe, affordable place to call home.”  


About the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities is a national non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis and public education. CLPHA’s 70 members represent virtually every major metropolitan area in the country. Together they manage 40 percent of the nation’s public housing program; administer more than a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher program; and operate a wide array of other housing programs. Learn more at and on Twitter @CLPHA and follow @housing_is for news on CLPHA’s work to better intersect the housing field and other areas of critical importance such as health and education.

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