Budget and Appropriations
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.
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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- Policy Basics: The Housing Choice Voucher Program
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- Housing Choice Voucher Program: State Fact Sheets
September 19, 2014
May 22, 2014
December 18, 2013
Portman Proposal for Automatic Continuing Resolutions Would Impede Appropriations Process and Could Produce Very Deep Funding Cuts
November 12, 2013
Sequestration Could Cut Housing Vouchers for as Many as 185,000 Low-Income Families by the End of 2014
November 6, 2013
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