Despite a proven track record, federal housing programs are chronically underfunded. Just one in four households eligible for federal housing assistance actually receive the help they need, leaving the rest to struggle to afford the cost of rent. 

Expanding resources available to help people with the lowest incomes find and maintain safe, stable, affordable, accessible housing depends on increasing 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 deeply affordable housing and homelessness resources. 

Appropriations Priorities for FY25 

NLIHC is calling on Congress to provide the highest possible funding for affordable housing and homelessness assistance programs in FY25, including significant funding for NLIHC's top priorities: 

  • Full funding to renew all existing contracts for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, and funding to expand assistance to 20,000 more households.
  • $6.2 billion for public housing operations and $5.1 billion for public housing capital needs.
  • $4.7 billion for HUD's Homeless Assistance Grants (HAG) program.
  • $100 million for the Eviction Protection Grant Program (EPGP). 
  • At least $1.3 billion for Tribal housing programs, plus $150 million for competitive funds targeted to tribes with the greatest needs. 

NLIHC is also a Steering Committee member of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding, a coalition of over 75 national organizations working together to ensure robust resources to address America's housing crisis. Learn more here.

Budget Trends

image-20231031140827-1 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 2025

NLIHC FY25 Budget Chart for Kay HUD Programs (Updated 3/11/24)

Budget Analysis for Fiscal Year 2024 

NLIHC FY24 Budget Chart for Key HUD Programs (Updated 3/3/24)

Budget Analysis for Fiscal Year 2023 

NLIHC FY23 Budget Chart for Key HUD Programs (Updated 12/19/22)

Additional Resources 

For more information on Budget and Appropriations, contact Kim Johnson, Policy Manager, at [email protected].

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