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

September 28, 2020

House Passes Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded Through Election

The House of Representatives passed on September 22 a continuing resolution (CR) to extend current funding for federal agencies and programs through December 11. The bill (HR 8337) passed out of the House by a vote of 359-57 and is expected to pass the Senate and be signed by the president early…

September 24, 2020

Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition

The COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted territory for the country’s disaster response and recovery system. President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration on March 13, 2020 was the first time such a declaration was made regarding a pandemic. The last time our country faced such a threat – the 1918…

September 24, 2020

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released an eviction moratorium valid through the end of 2020. The moratorium prevents eviction proceedings for eligible renters who provide a signed declaration to their landlord. While the moratorium gives some breathing space for…