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

  • June 25, 2015

    Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 20 to 10 to pass the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill. Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined the Republican members of the Committee to report the bill for consideration by the full Senate. Full Committee consideration of the measure followed the Subcommittee mark-up on June 23.

  • June 15, 2015

    On June 5, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and 30 other Senators (28 Democrats and two Independents) sent a letter to Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI), to express support for both HOME and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and urge them to reject any effort to “reduce, divert, or eliminate funding from either program.”


    • April 26, 2010

      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.


      Appropriations - Resources

      • June 25, 2015

        The HOME Coalition, with its more than 35 national and regional member organizations representing all aspects of affordable housing activity, calls on Senate appropriators to reject the THUD Subcommittee’s severe reduction in funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program for FY 2016. The Subcommittee-reported bill reduces HOME funding by a shocking 93 percent, leaving only $66 million to be divided by approximately 650 participating jurisdictions. Such a cut would, in effect, eliminate the program.

      • June 15, 2015

        Although both the NHTF and HOME provide funding for affordable housing, they serve different populations - neither of which can afford further reductions in assistance. While HOME focuses on providing housing for a range of low-income households, the NFITF is the only federal program that provides new money specifically to expand the supply of rental housing affordable to extremely low income (ELI) households, who in most of the country earn
        less than the federal poverty level.

        Neither the NHTF nor HOME provide sufficient funding to meet current housing needs, and funding for HOME already has been cut by more than half since FY 2010. Yet the need for affordable rental housing is higher than ever. ELI families face a national shortage of 7.1 million affordable rental units, and half of U.S. renters - nearly 41 million households, 9 million more than a decade earlier - were paying more than 30 percent of their income for housing in 2012.