The ability to serve low income people in need depends on federal appropriations. NLIHC monitors the federal budget process and advocates for the highest possible allocation of resources at HUD and the USDA Rural Housing Service to support affordable housing and community development.

NLIHC is a Steering Committee member of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding, a coalition of over 70 national organizations working together to ensure robust resources to address America's housing crisis. Learn more here.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

January 24, 2022

Congressional Appropriators Continue to Negotiate FY22 Spending Deal

Congressional appropriators in the House and Senate continue to negotiate a deal on a federal spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2022, after months of stalemate between Democratic and Republican legislators who have disagreed on overall funding numbers between defense and non-defense programs…

December 6, 2021

Congress Enacts Continuing Resolution to Fund Government through February 18

Congress enacted a continuing resolution (CR) on December 2 to extend current levels of funding for federal agencies and programs through February 18, 2022. The stop-gap funding bill (HR 6119), which passed the House along a near party-line vote of 221-212 and the Senate by a vote of 69-28, will…