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.

Budget Trends

Changes in Funding Levels for Key HUD Programs (FY10-FY20)Fact of the Week: Housing Assistance Budget Authority as a Share of GDP Has Declined Precipitously, Spending Relatively Consistent, Since the 1970's
Budget Analysis for Fiscal Year 2020

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For more information on Budget and Appropriations, contact Sonya Acosta, Policy Analyst, at [email protected] or 202.548.7969.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

May 13, 2020

Overview of Housing and Homeless Provisions in the HEROES Act

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released on May 12 the HEROES Act. The $3 trillion bill proposes almost $200 billion in additional funding for housing and homelessness programs to help communities respond to the coronavirus crisis. For more details, see NLIHC’s updated budget chart. Thanks to…

April 27, 2020

CHCDF Urges Congress to Provide Additional Housing Resources

The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) sent a letter on April 23 urging congressional leadership to include resources for affordable housing and community development programs in the next coronavirus emergency response package. Although the previous package, the CARES…