• 1 The Capitol Gateway HOPE VI mixed-use, mixed-income community, Washington, D.C.
  • 3 Seattle's High Point Public housing is built around parks for children and a community garden.
  • 3 Two of Cuyahoga Housing Authority's seven green roofs, LakeView Terrace, Cleveland
  • 3 Tremont Pointe, a HOPE VI development and the first multi-family green project in Ohio.
  • 3 Walsh Construction, the Pomegranate Center and the Salishan Community of Tacoma, Washington came together to create a courtyard and park. Photo by Eugene Shibayama.
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Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer addresses CLPHA members in October 2015


Registration for CLPHA's spring 2016 members' meeting is now live!

CLPHA members can now register for the spring 2016 meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at 901 Massachusetts Ave NW in Washington, DC.

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Housing Reform Bill Passes House in Stunning 427-0 Vote

On February 2, the U.S. House of Representatives debated, amended and passed HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015” (HOTMA), an amalgamation of housing legislation from previously proposed, introduced or House-passed-but-never-enacted housing bills along with new provisions that reflect current policy directions.

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HUD gets closer to new rule against over income residents

On February 3, 2016 HUD published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, “Strengthening Oversight of Over Income Tenancy in Public Housing.” HUD is considering publishing a new rule that would address public housing tenants whose income exceeds established income limits.

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House authorizers adopt FY17 budget views and estimates

On February 2nd  and 3rd , under the leadership of Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the House Financial Services Committee held a markup to adopt their views and estimates on the budget for fiscal year 2017, as required by House rules and the Congressional Budget Act.

The views and estimates encompass the  many areas and governmental entities under the Committee’s jurisdiction, including the banking system, Wall Street reform, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission, government sponsored enterprises, Federal Reserve System, Export-Impost Bank, International Monetary Fund, Multilateral Development Banks, and fighting the funding of terrorism, it is the committee’s views on the Department of Housing and Urban Development with which CLPHA is most concerned.

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Building Opportunity:
Improving Life Outcomes Through Housing

At the heart of every housing authority’s mission is improving the lives of the families and individuals they serve. For many housing authorities, this means coordinating with the education, workforce development, health care, transportation, and social services systems on the local level to provide supports and opportunities to residents.

Yet, innovative practice on the local level has not led to the broad-scale change that is needed to lift more than 43 million Americans out of poverty. Thus, CLPHA and its members have committed to work with interested practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to reshape the way that the housing system works with other systems at the federal level.

This effort, called “Building Opportunity” for short, will create that systems change by:

  • Developing knowledge about local level challenges to partnering with other systems
  •  Sharing successful practices and solutions to challenges with practitioners across sectors and
  •  Promoting the implementation of policies that align systems to federal policymakers.
Local practitioners across sectors already know from experience that when systems work together, outcomes for families and individuals living in poverty are improved. Learn more about how housing authorities are working with other systems and how to be part of Building Opportunity.

ReThink: Why Housing Matters

CLPHA is proud to be a part of HAI Group's ReThink initiative, a national public awareness campaign encouraging people to reconsider their perceptions about public housing and realize the benefits it offers individuals and the greater community.


Visit www.ReThinkHousing.org to learn more, and join the campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

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