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House Appropriations Bill Would Continue Major Cuts to Housing Programs


The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) marked up and passed its FY14 appropriations bill on June 19th which would underfund, cut, or eliminate numerous HUD programs, including the major rental housing programs.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has released an extensive overview of the cuts to be made due to this bill which include a “loss of over 100,000 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance vouchers, risk the loss of Project-Based Rental Assistance contracts, and provide insufficient funding to maintain public housing units”

Among the programs that would be affected are: Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Project-Based Rental Assistance, The Public Housing Capital Fund, Public Housing Operating Fund, HOME Investment Partnerships, Community Development Fund, Section 811 Housing for Persons with Disabilities, Homeless Assistance Grants, Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

The full House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up the Subcommittee’s bill on June 26th. After that, the House THUD bill will need to be reconciled with the Senate’s bill, which provides more support to HUD programs than the House bill. Contrary to the House bill, the Senate bill increases funding over the enacted FY13 levels (pre-sequestration) for a number of HUD programs.

Read NLIHC’s overview of the bill

Click here to read the House THUD Subcommittee bill.  

Click here to read a summary of the Senate FY13THUD Bill.



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