HIGH STAKES FOR THE HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM IN THE 2006 APPROPRIATIONS BILL
SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF VOUCHER PROVISIONS OF HOUSE AND SENATE FY 2006 BILLS
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State-by-State Fact Sheets
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National Summary Table
"How Would Your Housing Agency Fare"
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Key Features of the Bills
Voucher renewal funding
Tenant Protection vouchers
Total tenant-based account
Voucher funding formula Budget-based; determined by agency’s average leasing and voucher costs during May – July 2004. Budget-based; determined by each agency’s share of renewal funding in FY 2005. Budget-based; determined by agency’s average leasing and voucher costs during the most recent 12-month period. Voucher funding adjustments available to state and local housing agencies For first-time renewal of “tenant-protection” or HOPE VI vouchers. (1) Up to $45 million for agencies harmed in 2005 because their average costs for FY 2004 were higher than during May – July 2004.
(2) Same as FY 2005.
Same as House bill. Renewal of Section 811 Mainstream Vouchers Included in Section 811 account. Included in Section 811 account. Included in Tenant-based Rental Assistance account, with potential to deepen shortfalls.
CBPP Analysis of the Bills
Vouchers cut in 2005 and left unfunded in 2006
Total vouchers funded
(subtracting wasted vouchers)
Amount of funding wasted because formula would overfund some agencies
Likely some, but amount undetermined
Vouchers in use cut because formula would underfund some agencies*
Agencies facing voucher cuts because of underfunding*
1,013 agencies administering 47 percent of vouchers
629 agencies administering 27 percent of vouchers
Agencies facing significant cuts (at least 50 vouchers or 5 percent of vouchers in use)*
387 agencies administering 29% of vouchers
54 agencies administering 11% of vouchers
Cost of full funding of bill’s formula
Funding proration required under the funding formula*
Agencies that would receive funding for more vouchers under the funding formula*
833 agencies, administering 31 percent of vouchers
1,148 agencies administering 53 percent of vouchers
*For the purpose of making a fair comparison of the effects of the different voucher funding policies proposed in each bill, these figures assume that $14.19 in renewal funding is applied to each bill’s voucher funding formula.