Budget and Appropriations

House HUD Bill Would Cut Assistance to Low-Income Renters

The House Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year 2015 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that makes disproportionately deep cuts in housing assistance for low-income families. The Committee’s Transportation-HUD funding bill contains funding cuts for HUD’s low-income housing assistance programs that are twice as deep, in percentage terms, as the overall funding reduction for non-defense discretionary programs that’s required under the Budget Control Act caps.

Related: For Veterans, More Bad News Than Good in Housing Funding Bill


Sequestration's Toll: 70,000 Fewer Low-Income Families Have Housing Vouchers

Some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouchers to rent private housing in December than a year earlier, according to new CBPP projections. The projections, based on new Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data, show that low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children continue to feel the effects of the across-the-board sequestration cuts, which started last March. The big question now is whether the President and Congress will reverse these cuts next year. 


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