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3.17.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Comments
CLPHA and counsel Reno & Cavanaugh submitted joint comments yesterday in opposition to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule. Under the AFFH Proposed Rule, HUD seeks to incentivize AFFH by creating a metrics system in order to evaluate and rank jurisdictions and, based on...
3.9.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 13, HUD published a proposed AFFH rule that includes major changes to AFFH, including the definition of AFFH, requirements for certifying AFFH compliance, and the process used by HUD to evaluate compliance. For additional background, please see this summary of the AFFH rule from Reno...
2.27.20 CLPHA Member Update
On January 13, HUD published a proposed AFFH rule that includes major changes to AFFH, including the definition of AFFH, requirements for certifying AFFH compliance, and the process used by HUD to evaluate compliance. For additional background, please see this summary of the AFFH rule from Reno...
1.29.20 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, HUD issued new guidance to PHAs regarding requests for assistance animals through FHEO 2020-01. The guidance replaces HUD’s previous guidance, FHEO 2013-01. The notice has three sections: 1) guidance on requests for service animals, 2) guidance on request for support animals, and 3)...
1.14.20 CLPHA Advocacy
Today, HUD’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) was published in the Federal Register. The new rule comes after HUD sought comment on amendments to AFFH regulations through its Streamlining and Enhancements Notice in late 2018. In our comments on the 2018...
1.7.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Today, HUD issued a press release to announce its new proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). The rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, comes after HUD suspended the PHA tool in early 2018 that was designed to help PHAs meet their obligation to...
10.18.19 CLPHA Comments
Today, CLPHA and its counsel Reno & Cavanaugh submitted comments on HUD’s recent notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the disparate impact standard. As described in our August 19 member update, HUD is proposing substantial changes to the current “burden-shifting” framework used to...
9.27.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
On Tuesday, October 1 at 3:00 PM ET, CLPHA will host a call with members to solicit feedback on HUD’s recent notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the disparate impact standard. Call details – Please RSVP here Tuesday, October 1, 3 PM ET Phone: 719-867-1571 Passcode: 836425# A detailed call...
9.16.19 CLPHA Member Update
On Tuesday, October 1 at 3:00 PM ET, CLPHA will host a call with members to solicit feedback on HUD’s recent notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the disparate impact standard. Call details – Please RSVP here Tuesday, October 1, 3 PM ET Phone: 719-867-1571 Passcode: 836425# As described in...
8.19.19 CLPHA Member Update
In the August 19 Federal Register, HUD issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding changes to the disparate impact standard, which is used to establish liability under the Fair Housing Act for unjustified discriminatory impact on protected classes. In the notice, HUD claims...

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