The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) has scheduled an oversight hearing on Public Housing for April 2. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is scheduled to testify. The hearing will be at 2:00 pm ET in room 2358-A of the Rayburn House office building.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies has scheduled a budget hearing on USDA’s Rural Development (RD) programs for April 4. This hearing may address a policy provision included in the Administration’s FY15 USDA Rural Development budget request that would implement mandatory minimum rents for households receiving RD rental assistance. NLIHC opposes this proposal that would raise rents on the lowest income households (see Memo, 3/14). Scheduled USDA witnesses are: Mr. Doug O'Brien, Deputy Under Secretary, RD; Ms. Lillian Salerno, Administrator, Rural Business Cooperative Services; Mr. Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service; Mr. John Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service; and Mr. Michael Young, Budget Officer. The hearing will be at 10:00 am ET in room 2362-A of the Rayburn House office building.