• October 26, 2017
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    Earlier today, by a margin of 216 to 212, the House of Representatives approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Resolution, as passed by the Senate on October 19. By adopting the Senate’s Budget Resolution, the House avoided the need for a conference committee to work out differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the Budget Resolution.

  • September 18, 2017
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    Late last week, the House voted largely on party lines (211-198) to pass a $1.23 trillion Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 omnibus spending bill that includes funding for HUD and USDA housing programs. The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act for FY 2018, HR 3354, is now headed to the Senate but is not expected to be brought up for a vote there. Instead, the measure may be used as the House’s starting position for negotiations over full-year FY 2018 appropriations legislation that could take place later this year.

  • September 12, 2017
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    On September 8, President Donald Trump signed a legislative package including provisions to provide more than $15 billion in disaster recovery aid, raise the debt ceiling, and enact a continuing resolution to fund federal programs after the September 30 end of this fiscal year until December 8, 2017. The president's signature came after House lawmakers cleared the bill (HR 601) by a 316-90 vote earlier in the day. The Senate approved the package the day before by a 80-17 vote.

  • July 31, 2017
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    On July 27, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill, providing $950 million for the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME) and fully funding Section 8 rental assistance—strong outcomes that NCSHA and other program stakeholders helped achieve in a difficult fiscal environment.

  • July 26, 2017
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    On July 25, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) approved by voice vote its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding bill. Though the bill is not yet publicly available, the Subcommittee’s press release says the bill fully funds Section 8 rental assistance and funds the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME) at $950 million, the same as its enacted FY 2017 funding level.

  • July 19, 2017
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    On July 17, the House Appropriations Committee voted on party lines to pass the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill. The bill provides $38.3 billion in total net discretionary spending on HUD programs, $483 million less than the FY 2017 enacted level.

  • July 13, 2017

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) on July 11 approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding bill, which provides $38.3 billion in total net discretionary spending on HUD programs, $483 million less than the FY 2017 enacted level but $6.9 billion more than the Administration’s FY 2018 budget request. The bill includes $850 million for the HOME Investment Partnerships program, $100 million less than last year, but rejecting the Administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for it.

  • July 13, 2017
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    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) on July 11 approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding bill, which provides $38.3 billion in total net discretionary spending on HUD programs, $483 million less than the FY 2017 enacted level but $6.9 billion more than the Administration’s FY 2018 budget request. The bill includes $850 million for the HOME Investment Partnerships program, $100 million less than last year, but rejecting the Administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for it.

  • June 30, 2017
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    On June 28, the House Appropriations Agriculture and Rural Development Subcommittee approved by voice vote its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding bill, which provides funding for the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rural housing programs.

  • June 8, 2017
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    President Trump’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2018 Budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) came under intense scrutiny from senators during committee hearings this week, as the HUD secretary and deputy secretary-designate defended the Budget at separate hearings.