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House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2022 Bill Increasing HUD Program Funding Levels

Published on July 13, 2021 by Greg Zagorski
House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2022 Bill Increasing HUD Program Funding Levels

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies last night passed its fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill, which would provide substantial increases for regular annual appropriations for HUD programs in FY 2022. Key program funding levels are listed below.

The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the subcommittee-passed bill on Friday. House leaders have said they hope to complete House floor action on the HUD bill and as many other FY 2022 appropriations bills as possible before Congress’ August recess.

The bill would provide $56.5 billion for HUD programs and activities, $6.8 billion more the FY 2021 enacted level and $314 million below President Biden’s FY 2022 budget request. Of the $56.5 billion, the bill includes:

  • $1.85 billion for the HOME Investment Partnerships program, an increase of $500 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and level with the president’s budget request. The funding includes $50 million set aside for a new down payment assistance program to help first-time and first-generation home buyers.
  • $29.2 billion for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, an increase from $25.8 billion in FY 2021 and $1.2 billion below the president’s budget request. The funding includes $1 billion to expand housing assistance to nearly 125,000 low-income households.
  • $14 billion for Project-Based Rental Assistance, an increase of $535 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and level with the president’s budget request.
  • $3.7 billion for Community Development Block Grants, an increase of $225 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $100 million below the president’s budget request.
  • $3.4 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants, an increase of $400 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $100 million below the president’s budget request.
  • $1 billion for Housing for the Elderly, an increase of $145 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $72 million above the president’s budget request.
  • $600 million for Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS, an increase of $170 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $150 million above the president’s budget request.
  • $400 million for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, double the FY 2021 enacted level and $215 million above the president’s budget request.
  • $352 million for Housing for Persons with Disabilities, an increase of $105 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $60 million above the president’s budget request.
  • $100 million for Housing Counseling, an increase of $42.5 million above the FY 2021 level and $44.1 million above the president’s budget request.
  • $20 million for eviction prevention services, level with the FY 2021 enacted level and the president’s budget request.
  • $460 million for the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, an increase of $100 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $60 million above the president’s budget request.
  • $4 million for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.