Senate COVID-19 Proposal Prioritizes PHAs

On Monday, Senate Republicans unveiled their COVID-19 emergency legislation, proposing an additional $3.2 billion in funding for HUD programs and liability protection for public housing agencies (PHAs) as they resume business operations.  

The Senate legislation prioritizes relief for programs administered by PHAs. This is a direct result of the work NAHRO and its members have done to tell Congress the conditions they face because of COVID-19.   The Senate introduced the “Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protections, and Schools” Act over two months after the passage of the House’s “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” (H.R. 6800, HEROES) bill. The HEALS Act combines several different pieces of legislation into a single, $1 trillion package to address the country’s needs in response to COVID-19.