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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

  • October 3, 2016
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    On September 28 — just two days before the government would be forced to shut down for lack of funding — Congress approved a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 9. The CR will fund all federal agencies at Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 levels with a 0.5 percent reduction to stay within the spending limits imposed by the budget agreement Congress reached last year, which applied to FY 2016 and FY 2017 spending.

  • 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.

    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.