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CSH signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA)

June 5, 2013

In an effort to bolster what has already been a productive relationship, CSH and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  The MOU will strengthen the two organizations’ collective efforts to support Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in their work to end homelessness and provide supportive housing for our most vulnerable citizens.

The goals of the MOU include educating and engaging CLPHA members to create supportive housing, jointly pursuing public and philanthropic investments in our collective work, and coordinating advocacy on key policy issues.

CSH’s President and CEO, Deb De Santis, stated, “Partnerships between PHAs and supportive housing stakeholders will create more units, target scarce resources more effectively, reduce homelessness, and ultimately help ensure that very vulnerable people have access to safe and affordable housing.  We deeply value the relationship we have with CLPHA and many of its members and look forward to accomplishing the goals and objectives of this MOU.”

CLPHA’s Executive Director, Sunia Zaterman, stated, “We see tremendous opportunity in helping connect our member PHAs with others who are working to create supportive housing and prevent and end homelessness.  Given the very difficult federal budget situation, it is more important than ever for PHAs and those serving homeless people to seek partnerships. The MOU between CSH and CLPHA will help our members and partners identify and engage in opportunities for collaboration.”

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