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2.19.20 Members Making News
From the Chicago Defender: The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) was joined by the City of Chicago Department of Housing, 49th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden, former 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, and Ross Financial Services Thursday for the grand opening of Clark-Estes Apartments, a mixed-use...
2.19.20 Members Making News
From the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency's newsletter: SHRA has submitted a $1.8 million funding proposal to the California Natural Resources Agency for a Green Infrastructure Grant to support construction of a 1.1 acre park at Mirasol Village, formerly the Twin Rivers housing...
2.19.20 Members Making News
From the New Haven Independent: Over 100 public-housing tenants are receiving two years of free internet service and free tablets in return for a promise — to attend classes on how to use them to improve their lives. That transaction unfolded Wednesday evening at an event at the Cornell Scott...
2.14.20 CLPHA Member Update
In response to industry feedback, REAC has released newly updated health and safety standards for the NSPIRE Demonstration, a voluntary pilot program testing a new protocol that would eventually replace current UPCS inspections practices. As described in our August 2019 update, REAC is evaluating a...
2.14.20 CLPHA Member Update
On February 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET, CLPHA will host a call to discuss HUD’s recent notice proposing a new form that collects information on PBV units. As described in our January 2 update, the notice proposes collecting a number of data elements, many of which are already collected by HUD, in a...
2.13.20
Can we protect public housing families from predatory for-profit colleges? With used car-salesman like tactics, predatory for-profit college recruiters have pressured low-income students to enroll in courses and take out student loans without telling the whole story about the true cost of fees or...
2.11.20 CLPHA Member Update
In 2019, CLPHA formed a Tenant-Based Housing Assistance Committee to provide membership input on policy, program and funding issues pertaining to tenant-based housing assistance that are of interest and importance to the CLPHA membership. The Committee is comprised of CLPHA members’ executive staff...
2.10.20 CLPHA Member Update
Today, the Trump Administration released its fiscal year 2021 Budget Proposal, which includes a $41.3 billion request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a 15 percent reduction from enacted FY 2020.  For the third time, the request completely eliminates all funding for...
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) -...
2.6.20 Members Making News, Innovations
HUD has provided a path forward for a first-in-the-nation partnership between Minnesota’s largest public housing authorities: the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and the Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA). HUD stated that they are supportive in concept...

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