The House Committee on Appropriations is expected to vote on its Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) bill on May 21. The Subcommittee marked up its THUD bill on May 7, issuing deep cuts to most of HUD’s housing and community development programs (see Memo, 5/9). NLIHC is urging advocates to contact their members on the House Committee on Appropriations and ask them to oppose the bill.
Both the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies are scheduled to take up its FY15 bill on May 20, with the full Senate Committee on Appropriations scheduled to consider its Subcommittee’s bill on May 22. NLIHC is urging advocates to ask Representatives and Senators to ensure that USDA’s Rural Development rental housing programs are fully funded, and that Congress does not adopt the USDA’s proposal to impose $50 monthly minimum rents on the lowest income households with incomes below $2,000 a year (see Memo, 4/4 and 4/18).