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

February 10, 2020

Analysis of President Trump’s FY 2021 Budget Request

Overview President Donald Trump’s and HUD secretary Ben Carson’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request – released today – proposes to drastically cut housing benefits that help millions of low-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals afford their homes…

February 10, 2020

Urge Congress to Provide Robust Funding for Affordable Housing Programs

President Trump released his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2021 today. NLIHC will analyze the president’s request and share a summary later today. In the meantime, NLIHC and other national leaders in housing, homelessness, community development, and transportation are circulating a sign-on…