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.