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 12, 2015

    Over the past few weeks, the HOME Coalition -- led by the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) --- has spread the word about the need to protect and restore funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

  • 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.


    • 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

      • July 28, 2015

        We were deeply concerned by the House and Senate approaches to funding HOME in FY 2016. The House bill does nothing to restore cuts HOME has suffered in recent years and only provides $767 million in appropriated funds, down from $900 million in FY 2015 and 58 percent less than in FY 2010. The bill also contains a highly objectionable transfer that would essentially eliminate a new housing resource---the National Housing Trust Fund---in an attempt by the Appropriations Committee to fund HOME at its record low $900 million level.

      • 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.