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2.10.20 Statement
CLPHA Responds to Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Public Housing Budget In the face of an estimated capital needs backlog of $70 billion, HUD’s budget zeroes out the public housing capital fund, which is used to address the growing physical needs of aging properties. WASHINGTON (February 10, 2020) -...
12.18.19 In The News
Following the devastating November fire at the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s (MPHA) Cedar High apartments, Minneapolis’s Star Tribune reported on the chronic federal underfunding of public housing that contributes to the massive, nationwide capital needs backlog at public housing...
10.31.19 CLPHA Member Update
Passage Sets the Stage for Conference Negotiations with the House Today the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 84-9, passed their amended HR 3055, the “Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs,...
10.23.19 Action Alert
The House of Representatives may vote as soon as next week on bipartisan legislation to permanently authorize HUD’s Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. The bill – the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act” – includes key reforms to the CDBG-DR program to help ensure...
9.12.19
The Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies will meet in open session to mark up the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Act, 2020” at 11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The markup will be broadcast live on the...
6.4.19
Disaster Aid Package Passes House   The House of Representatives voted on Monday to approve a disaster recovery package by a vote of 354-58. The Senate previously voted to approve the legislation 85-8 before leaving for the Memorial Day congressional recess. The bill will now be sent to the...
5.22.19 Statement
FY20 Funding Bill from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Includes Robust Funding Increases and Legislative Language to Prevent HUD from Evicting Mixed-Status Immigrant Families WASHINGTON (May 22, 2019) - In preparation for...
5.8.19 Report
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)’s new report, “Child Care and Housing: Big Expenses With Too Little Help Available,” discusses the chronic underfunding of child care and housing assistance programs, which are fundamental to supporting low-...
5.8.19 Members Making News
From a Sacramento Promise Zone press release: A cross-section of Sacramento corporate and business leaders announced a formal partnership on April 29th to put words into action by making a $750,000 investment into a long-term effort to revitalize Sacramento’s Promise Zone. SMUD, along with UC...
4.29.19 CLPHA Member Update
Chairwoman Circulates Draft Bill to Authorize $70 Billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund Tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM ET, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing entitled “Housing in America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock” to examine...

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