HUD and USDA housing programs are classified as discretionary programs, meaning that Congress must set annual funding levels for them through the budget and appropriations process. NCSHA advocates in support of appropriations for affordable housing programs broadly, but with special emphasis on our priority programs, HOME and rental assistance. As part of these efforts, NCSHA leads the HOME Coalition and serves as a member of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding.
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- NCSHA’s FY 2018 and FY 2019 Budget Chart
- NCSHA Analysis of Administration’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget
- NCSHA’s Talking Points for Meetings with Appropriations Committee Members
- House Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee
- Senate Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee
- House USDA Appropriations Subcommittee
- Senate USDA Appropriations Subcommittee
- March 22, 2018FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Significant Victories for HOME, Housing Credit, and Other Affordable Housing Programs
The House today approved a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
- February 9, 2018Trump Administration Releases FY 2019 Budget Proposal Eliminating HOME and Other Federal Housing Programs
On February 12, the Administration sent Congress its formal Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget request, “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget”.
- February 9, 2018HUD Releases CDBG-DR Notice for 2017 Disasters
On February 9, HUD published in the Federal Register a notice allocating and providing guidance on the use of $7.39 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to certain states and territories impacted by the 2017 hurricanes.
Appropriations - Resources
- May 16, 2016Enterprise and JCHS: Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015–2025
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.
- May 16, 2016JCHS: The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015
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.
- May 16, 2016JCHS: America’s Rental Housing: Expanding Options for Diverse and Growing Demand
The decade-long surge in rental demand is unprecedented. In mid-2015, 43 million families and individuals lived in rental housing, up nearly 9 million from 2005—the largest gain in any 10-year period on record. In addition, the share of all US households that rent rose from 31 percent to 37 percent, its highest level since the mid-1960s.