The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities supports the nation's largest and most innovative housing authorities by advocating for the resources they need to solve local housing challenges and create communities of opportunity. More about CLPHA >
CLPHA members gathered in Washington, DC in late October for the fall 2015 meeting, a conference which has drawn very positive feedback from numerous attendees for a full and informative agenda that covered a broad range of compelling topics.Full Text >
In his keynote speech to CLPHA members at the 2015 fall members’ meeting, Secretary Julian Castro praised the large housing authorities in the audience for being “as innovative today as they have been at any time in public housing’s history.”Full Text >
Gustavo Velasquez, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, used the opportunity of a speech to CLPHA members to attempt to assuage the concerns of housing authorities about how HUD will implement its new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.Full Text >
Following support awarded in 2014, CLPHA was awarded a three-year grant of $400,000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue our important work in aligning the housing and education systems to better coordinate efforts to increase life outcomes of children and youth from some of the nation’s most vulnerable low-income families.Full Text >
The mere existence of an arrest record is not grounds for eviction or denying tenancy, HUD said in guidance just issued to inform decisions by housing authorities and other providers of federally assisted 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:
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.