The House Committee on Appropriations will mark up the proposed FY16 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) spending bill on May 13. The bill raids the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) and uses the estimated $133 million from the NHTF to make up for cuts the bill imposes on the HOME program (see Memo, 5/4).
Some Members of the Committee are considering offering an amendment that would strike all references to the NHTF from the bill and level-fund HOME at $900 million. Advocates should watch for alerts about such an amendment.
In the absence of significant and unlikely improvement to the bill, NLIHC will continue to oppose it.