The ability of housing programs to serve low income people in need depends on federal appropriations. NLIHC monitors the federal budget process and advocates for the highest possible appropriations for HUD and USDA Rural Housing Service programs, while assuring sufficient funding to preserve all existing low income housing resources and prevent the loss of units affordable to, or rental assistance for, extremely low income households.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 imposed strict “sequester level” spending caps for nondefense discretionary spending. These caps would effectively provide flat funding in FY16 for nondefense discretionary spending, compared to FY15 funding levels.
The House and Senate are currently working on their respective FY16 HUD and USDA spending bills. Housing advocates are urging Congress to negotiate an end to the sequester level spending caps for at least FY16. Until the sequester caps are removed, HUD and USDA appropriations bills will be insufficient to provide for housing programs in FY16.
For more information about the budget, contact Linda Couch, Senior Vice President for Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.662.1530 x228. Members of the media should contact Renee Willis, Vice President for Field and Communications, at 202.662.1530 x247 or email@example.com.
Materials from Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding April 27, 2015 briefing on FY16 HUD and RHS funding.
NLIHC Webinar on Federal Budget
Originally Aired April 21, 2015
This webinar focuses on on what the recent budget resolutions and the sequester caps could mean for FY16 for HUD and USDA Rural Housing Service programs, and what advocates can do to engage Congress to protect critical programs.