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NCSHA works with the Administration and the congressional appropriations committees to seek maximum funding for HUD and USDA programs relevant to HFAs. The appropriations webpage provides information on the Administration’s budget proposals, appropriations legislation, and related NCSHA advocacy documents.
 

Appropriations Process

The President typically proposes his federal budget by March 1. The House appropriations subcommittees usually begin marking up their appropriations bills in March and the House Appropriations Committee aims to complete action on all twelve appropriations bills by June 10. It is customary for the Senate to wait until the House completes their work on spending bills before they take up the bills and make their changes. Appropriations bills must be passed and reconciled by both chambers and signed by the President before the start of the next fiscal year on October 1. If the bills are not completed, the Congress may pass a continuing resolution or omnibus to continue funding all federal programs.
 
Useful Links:
House Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee
Senate Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee
 
2013 Sequestration Information:
HUD’s sequestration webpage
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan’s written testimony on the impacts of sequestration
USDA Rural Housing Service factsheet on impacts of sequestration



 

NCSHA Blog Posts

  • August 5, 2016
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    On July 29, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA), which will streamline and reform several federal housing assistance programs. NCSHA and a broad coalition of housing stakeholders have strongly advocated for this bipartisan legislation over the past year.

  • June 27, 2016
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    On June 22, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016, its latest annual report on U.S. housing trends. While the report finds that the housing market continues to recover post-crisis, it highlights serious challenges, including all-time high renter cost-burdens, growing concentrations of poverty, falling homeownership rates, and tight mortgage credit. JCHS cites state efforts, including those by state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs), to address these challenges but concludes that increased federal investment in affordable housing is also necessary.

    News

    • April 26, 2010
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      Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will hold public hearings at two different locations in May to discuss 14 affordable housing development proposals submitted by developers. Developers applied for these funds in response to the 2010 Round 2 Notification of Funding Availability issued in December 2009.

      Events

      Appropriations - Resources

      • May 16, 2016

        At last measure in 2013, over one in four renters, or 11.2 million renter households, were
        severely burdened by rents that took up over half their incomes. This total represented
        a slight reduction from the record level of 11.3 million set in 2011, but remains
        dramatically higher than the start of the last decade, having risen by more than 3 million since
        2000. With substantial growth in renter households expected over the next decade and little sign
        of a turnaround in the income and rent trends that produced these record levels of cost burdens,
        there is little prospect for substantial improvement in these conditions over the coming decade.

      • May 16, 2016

        One telling indicator of the state of the nation’s housing is the drop in the homeownership rate to just 64.5 percent last year, erasing nearly all of the increase in the previous two decades. The number of homeowners fell for the eighth straight year, signaling persistently weak demand in this key market segment. And the trend does not appear to be abating, with the national homeownership rate down to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015.