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House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill; Mixed Bag for Federal Housing Programs

12 December 2014
National Housing Conference

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the federal omnibus appropriations bill late on December 11, setting FY15 funding levels for a dozen federal agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The funding levels included in the omnibus bill negotiated by Congress and the White House offer a mixed bag for housing and homeless assistance programs. While most programs are funded at levels close to prior years, advocates have warned that these levels - particularly for the voucher programs – will be insufficient to maintain current assistance levels. 

National Housing Conference has some preliminary analysis available on their Open House Blog – click here to read the post. 

Click here to read the statement released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. 

Click here to read a summary of the major HUD provisions by the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities.