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

December 23, 2019

Congress and President Trump Approve Final FY20 Spending Bill

President Trump signed two final spending packages for FY20 that avoid a government shutdown and provide funding for affordable housing and community development programs at HUD and USDA. Overall, the spending bill provides HUD programs with over than $12 billion more than the president’s request,…

December 16, 2019

Advocates Secure Increased Funding In Final FY20 Spending Bill

House and Senate leaders reached a final deal – released today – to fund affordable housing and community development programs at HUD and USDA as part of a larger minibus package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Overall, the spending bill provides HUD programs with more than $12 billion above the…

December 16, 2019

Congress Reaches Tentative Deal on Final Spending Package

Congress announced a tentative final spending deal on December 12 for fiscal year 2020 (FY20). The House plans to begin voting on the series of spending packages, known as minibuses, starting on December 17. The current stopgap funding measure, known as a continuing resolution (CR), will expire on…

November 25, 2019

President Trump Signs Bill to Fund Government through December 20

The president on November 21 signed a stopgap funding measure, known as a continuing resolution (CR), that will fund the government through December 20. This is the second CR of fiscal year 2020 (FY20), which began on October 1. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 74-20 after the House vote of…