On June 10 the House of Representatives passed the FY15 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) appropriations bill. It does not fully fund the Housing Choice Voucher program, cuts funding for public housing, does not increase funding to homeless assistance grants, cuts the HOME program by 30% and makes deep cuts to HUD’s fair housing, health housing, and research programs.
Meanwhile, H.R. 4660, the “minibus” appropriations package that includes FY15 appropriations for HUD was pulled from the floor by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on June 19. The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) reports that the bill will remain stalled until "agreement can be reached on which amendments can be offered and what vote thresholds (50 or 60) will be used for adoption of those amendments."
Click here for NLIHC's summary of the action in the Senate and the bill's HUD appropriation levels.
A summary of the House bill is also available on the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s website.