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Home Forward is sharing with tenants the agency's plans to start an $80 million renovation of roughly half of its public housing stock over the next several years. The upgrades to the plumbing, ventilation, roofs, and seismic condition of the buildings are slated to begin next year. They will be possible under the Rental Assistance Demonstration, which will leverage private financing and shift the buildings from the public housing program onto the more stable funding platform of the Section 8 voucher program. Tenants can stay in the buildings, and they won't see a change to their rents. (May 28)More member news >
CLPHA thanks all speakers, presenters, and members who helped make the 2013 Summer Executive Directors Meeting a success! PowerPoint presentations will be posted on this website shortly, and links will be included in the next newsletter. We look forward to the fall meeting, which will be hosted by the San Antonio Housing Authority in November.
In an effort to bolster what has already been a productive relationship, CLPHA and CSH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will strengthen the two organizations’ collective efforts to support housing authorities in their work to end homelessness and provide supportive housing for our most vulnerable citizens.Full Text >
On June 4, HUD released a statement on the role of housing in accomplishing the goals of Olmstead. The guidance aims to provide information about Olmstead, to clarify how recipients of federal financial assistance from HUD can assist state and local Olmstead effort, and to encourage housing providers to support Olmstead implementation by increasing the integrated housing opportunities available for individuals with disabilities. CLPHA partner CSH has prepared a summary of the guidance that highlights key points.Full Text >
On June 10, HUD released PIH Notice 2013-15 (HA), “Guidance on housing individuals and families experiencing homelessness through the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.” Building on the lessons learned at the two Opening Doors convenings in 2012, the Notice clarifies reporting requirements for Form HUD 50058, provides suggestions for increasing homeless persons' access to programs, and outlines housing authorities' discretionary authority with admissions policies.Full Text >
ReThink: Why Housing Matters
CLPHA is proud to be a part of HAI Group's ReThink initiative, a national public awareness campaign launched on May 16 to encourage people to reconsider their perceptions about this vital resource and realize the benefits that public housing offers individuals and the greater community.
Visitors to www.ReThinkHousing.org can watch, listen and read stories describing how public housing offers more than a roof over someone’s head. It provides the stability and support for a father to develop job skills, for a mom to earn a college degree, and services for veterans, disabled individuals or aging grandparents. ReThink is also on Facebook and Twitter.