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

  • May 14, 2015
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    The House Appropriations Committee yesterday voted along party lines to pass the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill. With the exception of a handful of successful amendments unrelated to housing programs, the bill is unchanged from the version the THUD Subcommittee reported April 29. Despite the small number of changes to the bill, several Committee members expressed frustration during the markup about the difficulty of providing adequate funding for programs in the Subcommittee’s jurisdiction because of the constraints of spending limitations imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA).

  • May 7, 2015
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    For the first time in six years, both houses of Congress have adopted a concurrent budget resolution—the final product of negotiations between the Senate and House on their respective budget resolutions released earlier this spring. The Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget (S.Con.Res.11) outlines the chambers’ Republican policy priorities, aims to eliminate the deficit over the next decade with more than $5 trillion in spending cuts without raising taxes, adheres to the FY 2016 discretionary spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), and includes procedural language that could be used to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


    • 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

      • May 12, 2015

        As the House Committee on Appropriations considers the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill, we urge you to reconsider its devastating cuts to the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and the attempt to offset these cuts by transferring all funding from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF), effectively eliminating HTF—a yet-to-be fully realized but critical tool to address the growing affordable housing crisis in this country. Not only should Congress not further reduce HOME resources, but it should restore at least some of the funding cut from the program in recent years.

      • April 22, 2015

        HFAs Administer a wide range of affordable housing and community development programs, including HOME, Section 8, homelesness assistance, down payment assistance, state housing trust funds, tax-exempt Housing Bonds, and the Housing Credit. HFAs effectively employ these resources to advance the common public-purpose mission of providing affordable housing to the people of their jurisdictions who need it.