off the charts

You are here

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...


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...

Renters' Credit - appt

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
  2. ...

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...

Money House #2

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.


Man With His Hands Together

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...


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 —...

Different colored houses

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...

Money House

Will House Avert Cuts in Rental Aid?

July 10, 2017

When a House subcommittee considers the 2018 funding bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tomorrow evening, a key question will be: will it sustain the rental aid that now enables 4.8 million low-income households — nearly all of which include seniors, people...


Trump Budget Cuts 250,000 Housing Vouchers

May 26, 2017

We’ve already noted that President Trump’s budget would eliminate more than 250,000 Housing Choice Vouchers next year. It also would force families using vouchers to pay much more in rent and sharply limit their access to housing in safe neighborhoods with quality...

Housing Rooftop