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 leads the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding to ensure robust resources to address America's housing crisis. Learn more here.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

July 1, 2019

House Passes Robust Spending Package for Affordable Housing

The House approved by a vote of 227-194 on June 25 a five-bill FY20 spending package that includes robust funding for affordable housing and community development investments at HUD and USDA, as well as several positive amendments. This outcome is due in no small measure to the work of advocates…

July 1, 2019

House Spending Package Includes Funding and Provisions for Disaster Relief

The House passed on June 25 a five-bill spending package for FY20 that includes funding and provisions that would affect disaster housing recovery efforts. The spending package created a Homeless Assistance Grant (HAG) Fund for recaptured homelessness assistance grants. At least 10% of these funds…

June 17, 2019

House to Consider FY20 Transportation-HUD and Rural Development Funding Bills

The House is expected to consider during the week of June 17 a five-bill spending package (“minibus”) that includes the FY20 Transportation-HUD (THUD) and Agriculture spending bills. The package also includes spending bills for Commerce, Justice, and Science; Interior; and Military Construction and…