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Senate Committee-Approved 2019 HUD Funding Bill Improves on House Bill

June 15, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill providing $54 billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs in fiscal year 2019, $1.3 billion (2.5 percent) above the 2018 level. Like the...

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Senate Committee Must Make Renewing Rental Aid a Priority

May 31, 2018

When the Senate Appropriations Committee considers a draft bill next week to fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for fiscal year 2019, it should include enough funding to fully renew rental assistance for 5 million families with children, seniors, people with...

Housing Choice Vouchers Sharply Reduced Homelessness and Housing Instability Among Families with Children

House HUD Funding Bill Has Bright Spots But Falls Short

May 18, 2018

A House subcommittee approved a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill this week for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that rejects President Trump’s proposed deep cuts...

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Trump 2019 Budget Slashes Aid for Families Struggling to Pay Rent

February 12, 2018

Update, February 22: we’ve updated this post based on more recent information from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

At a time when a historically high number of low-income households are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet, President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposes the most radical retrenchment of federal aid for such families since the U.S. Housing...

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Five Things to Look for in President Trump’s 2019 HUD Budget

February 9, 2018

When President Trump releases his 2019 budget on Monday, we should assess his proposed funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the extent to which it would expand or cut rental assistance to low-income individuals and families. We’ll be asking whether the budget:

  1. Renews
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Strengthening Federal Rental Aid Should Be 2018 Budget Priority

January 17, 2018

Lawmakers are continuing to negotiate a two-year deal to raise federal spending caps, setting the stage for 2018 funding legislation that would include the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In such legislation, Congress should include the funds to strengthen HUD’s...

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New Homelessness Count Shows There’s Still Work to Do

December 11, 2017

The sobering findings of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) latest annual count of homeless people — that homelessness remains a persistent problem and some communities are losing ground — show that federal policymakers have much to do to help address this serious problem.

The...

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Without More HUD Funds, Every State Will Lose Housing Vouchers in 2018

October 27, 2017

With the number of households struggling to pay rent near historic highs, and federal rent aid reaching only 1 in 4 eligible households, the Department of Housing and Urban...

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Senate HUD Funding Bill a Huge Improvement Over House Bill, But Concerns Remain

August 8, 2017

Before leaving for August recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2018 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that includes a substantial increase for rental assistance for low-income households. Yet the increase may not be enough to keep pace with rising rents in the largest rental assistance program —...

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House Funding Bill Cuts 140,000 Housing Vouchers

July 20, 2017

The 2018 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the House Appropriations Committee approved this week fails to renew 140,000...

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