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8.4.22 CLPHA Member Update
The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has updated its guidance for unobligated dollars from the second tranche of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA 2). Under the newly updated guidance, ERA 2 dollars that are unobligated as of October 1, 2022, can be used for the construction,...
5.4.22 Report, Research
The Terner Center released a report analyzing the geography of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) disbursement and where local capacity gaps may be hindering the ERA Take-Up Rate, a measure of the number of ERA payments divided by the number of very low-income renter households (i.e....
12.15.21 Research
This fall, the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) conducted a national survey of 119 legal aid and civil rights attorneys to observe how tenants are faring after the federal eviction moratorium ended in August 2021. This follow-up survey to the NHLP July 2020...
10.8.21 CLPHA Member Update
Yesterday, HUD published an interim final rule requiring landlords of public housing and project-based rental assistance (PBRA) properties to extend the time period before lease termination for nonpayment of rent to a minimum of 30 days after the tenant has...
10.7.21 CLPHA Member Update
This Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department published guidance for the reallocation of the $25 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funds provided in the ERA1 program, authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. That legislation...
9.23.21 Members Making News
As the September 30 deadline quickly approaches for when the U.S. Treasury Department must begin to recapture and reallocate funds from grantees unwilling or unable to spend down from the original Emergency Rental Assistance Program (known as ERA1), the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is...
9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
On September 10, 2021, the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) held a virtual hearing entitled “Protecting Renters During the Pandemic: Reviewing Reforms to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance.” After months of criticism from policymakers and housing advocates, and in the wake of the...
9.15.21 CLPHA Member Update
Late yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee passed legislation to be included in the FY22 budget reconciliation bill that would invest $322 billion in affordable housing, including $80 billion for recapitalizing the public housing portfolio, a key CLPHA priority. The committee also...
9.9.21 CLPHA Advocacy
Distributing Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program funds and improving the administration of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) are critical issues facing public housing authorities focused on eviction prevention efforts after the federal moratorium on evictions ended on August 26 with a 6-3...
8.27.21 Statement
CLPHA Working with Biden Administration to Speed ERA Fund Distribution   (Washington, D.C.) August 27, 2021 -- Statement from CLPHA Executive  Director Sunia Zaterman on the Supreme Court's blocking of the CDC's eviction...

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