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TASK FORCES
HOUSING
 
  2016
 
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on Enhanced Vouchers
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Rule “Tenant-Based Assistance: Enhanced Vouchers” Docket Number FR–5585–P–01 (October 26, 2016). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(December 27,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD HOTMA Sec 102 and 104 Letter
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Financial Security Task Force regarding implementation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of certain provisions of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA, P.L. 114-201).
(December 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on RAD Civil Rights Notice
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Notice Regarding Fair Housing and Civil Rights Requirements and Relocation Requirements Applicable to RAD First Component—Public Housing Conversions: Solicitation of Comment - Docket No. FR–5630–N–08” (November 14, 2016).
(December 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on Energy Benchmarking
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy Benchmarking” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 192, FR–5913–N–27” (October 4, 2016). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(December 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force regarding implementation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of certain provisions of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA, P.L. 114-201).
(October 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on PHA Administrative Fee
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Housing Choice Voucher Program – New Administrative Fee Formula; Proposed Rule”, Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 129, Docket No. FR-5874-P-03 (July 6, 2016). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(October 4,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Local Government Assessment Tool-Information Collection Renewal
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Local Government Assessment Tool-Information Collection Renewal: Solicitation of Comment 30-Day Notice Under Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995”, Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 163, Docket No. FR-57601-N-10-B (August 23, 2016).
(September 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Census 2020 Residence Comments
As Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing and Rights Task Forces (CCD Housing Task Force) we are pleased to provide comments on behalf of the Task Forces to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making, “2020 Census Residence Rule and Residence Situations” (81 Fed. Reg. 42577; Docket No. 160526465-6465-01).
(September 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force SAFMR Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on FR-5855-P-02, Establishing a More Effective Fair Market Rent System; Using Small Area Fair Market Rents in Housing Choice Voucher Program Instead of the Current 50th Percentile. See, 81 Fed. Reg. 116 (June 16, 2016).
(August 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
New Opportunities for State & Local Disability Housing Advocates!
Beginning in 2016, state and local advocates have two new opportunities to increase affordable, accessible, integrated housing in the community for people with disabilities.
(August 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Local Government Assessment Tool
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Local Government Assessment Tool,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 56, Docket No. FR-5173-N-10 (March 23, 2016).
(May 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on AFFH - Public Housing Agencies Tool
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for Public Housing Agencies,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 56, Docket No. FR-5173-N-09 (March 23, 2016).
(May 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD recommendations
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Notice Of Establishment Of The Moving To Work Research Federal Advisory Committee” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 86, Docket No. FR-5932-N-02 (April 26, 2016). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(May 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
HUD AFFH State Assessment Tool Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for States and Insular Areas,” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 48, Docket No. FR-5173-N-08 (March 11, 2016).
(May 10,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities FY 2017 Appropriation
HUD’s Section 811 program is an essential source of funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) for nonelderly adults with significant disabilities. The President’s budget proposes a total of $154 million for Section 811 in FY 2017 to renew existing Project-Based Rental Assistance Contracts.
(March 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD NPRM - FHFA Duty to Serve Undeserved Markets
We submit the following comments on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force regarding RIN 2590–AA27, Enterprise Duty To Serve Underserved Markets; Proposed Rule.
(March 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Comments on ANPR - Over-income Public Housing Tenancy
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force (CCD) regarding FR–5904–A–01, Strengthening Oversight of Over Income Tenancy in Public Housing; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
(March 4,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Smoking Ban Comments
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on November 17, 2015, “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing.”
(January 19,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Annual Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2015
 
Housing Task Force
Veterans Homebuyer Access Tax Credit Langevin
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans and Military Families and Housing Task Forces are pleased to support the reintroduction of the Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, consumer, advocacy and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(December 17,  2015)
Housing Task Force
Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Tax Credit Casey
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans and Military Families and Housing Task Forces are pleased to support the reintroduction of the Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, consumer, advocacy and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(December 17,  2015)
Housing Task Force
Recommendation to Modernize the Delivery of Federal Housing Assistance for Today’s Generation HUD Section 811 PRA Program: Successful, Cost-Effective and Efficient
Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force in response to the Committee’s request for proposals and recommendations to modernize the delivery of federal housing assistance for today’s generation.
(November 16,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Tenant Selection Brief
Since the beginning of the Obama Administration in 2009, there has been a federal policy emphasis on assisting people with significant disabilities to obtain decent, safe, and affordable housing in the community linked with appropriate and voluntary services and supports to ensure successful community living.
(October 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Re: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool No. FR–5173-N-05
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool, Vol. 80, Federal Register No. 136 (July 16, 2015). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and the CCD Rights Task Force.
(August 17,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Comment on Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, Solicitation of Comment on Specific Issues, Vol. 80, Federal Register No. 106 (June 3, 2015). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(August 3,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
SAFMR CCD comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Establishing a More Effective Fair Market Rent (FMR) System; Using Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) in Housing Choice Voucher Program Instead of the Current 50th Percentile FMRs; Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
(July 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD SCOTUS Statement June 30 2015
Washington, DC -- “Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three landmark decisions for all Americans, including people with disabilities and their families: King v. Burwell, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., and Obergefell v. Hodges.
(June 30,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments Streamlining Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Streamlining Administrative Regulations for Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Multifamily Housing, and Community Planning and Development Program. See, 80 Fed. Reg. 3 (January 6, 2015).
(March 6,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD FY13 Section 811 Award Annoucement
he Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force is pleased to announce that on March 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it was awarding $150,369,989 in Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) funds to twenty-five state housing agencies to create 4,584 permanent supportive housing units for people with disabilities.
(March 3,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Housing Task Force
Re: Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms. See, 79 Fed. Reg. 194 (October 7, 2014). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(December 16,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD AFFH Assessment Tool Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool. See, 79 Fed. Reg. 187 (September 26, 2014). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and the CCD Rights Task Force.
(November 26,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing - Letter to Secretary Castro on 811
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force (CCD), in partnership with the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), urge the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to request $100 million in new Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (Section 811 PRA) funding in the President’s FY 2016 Budget.
(November 24,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force Statement on the FY 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record by the co-chairs of the CCD Housing Task Force on FY 2-15 funding for the following HUD programs:
(April 17,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Fact Sheet Housing Choice Voucher Program: A Critically Important Resource Ensuring Community Integration for People with Disabilities
Millions of People with Disabilities Have Extremely Low Incomes and Need Housing Assistance to Live in the Community: Approximately 4.6 million non-elderly adults with significant disabilities are extremely poor because they rely on government Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to meet all their basic needs, including housing.
(April 17,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Comments IRS Draft Audit Technique Guide
Please accept these comments submitted by the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force regarding the above referenced Draft Audit Guide for the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.
(March 26,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD 811 FY15 Appropriations Fact Sheet
HUD’s Section 811 program is an essential source of funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) for non-elderly adults with significant disabilities. The President’s budget proposes a total of $160 million for Section 811 in FY 2015, including $135 million needed to renew existing Project-Based Rental Assistance Contracts.
(March 25,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force 2013 Report
(January 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2013
 
Housing Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families and Housing Supports Veterans Homebuyers Accessibility Act
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Forces on Housing and Veterans and Military Families are writing in support of the Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 3422),
(December 16,  2013)
Housing Task Force
CCD comments on AFFH NPRM
RE: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Proposed Rule, Docket No. FR-5173-P-01
(September 18,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD FY15 Section 811
(September 4,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Thank You Letter for the Department’s new Statement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on the Role of Housing in Accomplishing the Goals of Olmstead.
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we are writing to express our thanks for the Department’s new Statement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on the Role of Housing in Accomplishing the Goals of Olmstead.
(June 13,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Fact sheey Priced Out in 2012
The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force have released a study
(May 23,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Press Release People with Disabilities Priced Out of Nation's Housing Market
(May 23,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Statement on behalf of the CCD Housing Task Force Regarding FY 2014 Funding for the HUD Section 811 Program
(April 26,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
President Obama’s FY 2014 Proposes a Deep Cut to Housing for People with Significant Disabilities
(April 23,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
RE: Request for Comment on the Redesign of the American Housing Survey
(April 2,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding Letter
(March 14,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
The CCD Housing Task Force Applauds HUD Rental Assistance Awards for People with Disabilities
(February 13,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force Annual Report
(January 3,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2012
 
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force Annual Report
(December 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing - Letter on Assisted Living Notice
(November 27,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Re: Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing
Continuum of Care Program; Interim Final Rule with extension of comment period Docket No. FR-5476-N-02
(November 20,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Changes to the Project-Based Housing Choice Voucher Program
(November 16,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Letter of support for Rep. Schakowsky’s introduction of the Inclusive Home Design Act
(March 19,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force Annual Report
(January 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Housing Task Force
Re: Docket No. FR-5508-P-01
Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard
(January 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2011
 
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force Statement on Manufactured Housing Access Standards
(October 20,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
National Housing Trust Fund letter to White House officials from 44 national organizations on August 23 calling for funding for the NHTF in President Obama’s jobs package
(October 3,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Campaign for Housing and Community Development sign-on letter RE FY 2012 HUD appropriations
(October 3,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Sandra Henriquez Letter
(July 29,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force Annual Report
(July 29,  2011) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2010
 
Housing Task Force
Results of the most recent CCD study by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Pelletiere
(December 13,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
American Housing Survey
(December 13,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Comments regarding HUD’s Proposed Section 811 Reform Act of 2010
(March 5,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD factsheet on S 1481, the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act
(March 5,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2008
 
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force 2007 Annual Report
(January 11,  2008) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2007
 
Housing Task Force
Low Income Housing Tax Credit letter
(March 19,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Statement of Andrew Sperling, Director of Legislative Advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness on Behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force on the Section 8 Voucher Reform Act
(March 5,  2007) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Housing Task Force
Report of the Housing Task Force 2006 Activities
(January 8,  2007) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2005
 
Housing Task Force
CCD Letter opposition to provisions in HUD's November 2, 2005 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 811 Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities program
(December 7,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD additonal comments to HUD 504 Self Evaluation and Follow Up Comments
(November 7,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Letter to Senator Coleman and Senator Leahy to offer our strong support for your proposed amendment to the FY 2006 Transportation-Treasury-HUD Appropriations bill (HR 3058)
(October 14,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Letters to FEMA Officials, Daniel Sutherland and Pauline C. Campbell
(September 5,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Priced Out in 2004 (Press Release)
(September 5,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Priced Out in 2004 Report
(September 5,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Administration’s Section 8 Voucher Proposal Closes the Door on People with Disabilities
(May 8,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
The April 2005 issue of Opening Doors: Using the Low Income Tax Credit to Create Affordable Housing
(April 6,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 2006 HUD Budget Proposal
(February 4,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Housing for People with Disabilities and the President's FY 2006 Budget Proposal
(February 4,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force letter to OMB regarding FY 2006 request for
(January 14,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Analysis of disability housing provisions in the final FY 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill
(January 14,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force 2004 Report
(January 8,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force comments on proposed rule change for HUD's Consolidated Plan
(January 5,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2004
 
Housing Task Force
Housing Task Force calls for Section 8 Changes
(June 1,  2004) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Testimony on FY 2005 Budget to VA/HUD Appropriations Subcommittee
(March 25,  2004) - Download [ PDF ]