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

November 18, 2019

Congress Set to Vote on Bill to Fund Government through December 20

Congress plans to vote on a stopgap funding measure, known as a continuing resolution (CR), the week of November 18. This would be the second CR of fiscal year 2020 (FY20), which began on October 1; it would fund the government through December 20. Because the current CR will expire on November 21…

November 4, 2019

Senate Passes FY20 Spending Package with Increases for Affordable Housing

The Senate approved by a vote of 84-9 on October 31 a four-bill FY20 spending package that increases funding for affordable housing and community development investments at HUD and USDA, as well as several positive amendments. This outcome is due to the influence of affordable housing advocates and…

September 23, 2019

Senate Releases FY2020 Housing Spending Bill with Modest Increases

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously on September 19 to approve a spending bill for affordable housing and community development programs for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The bill must now head to the Senate floor for approval. More details on the Senate spending bill can be found below…