Following the retirement of Senate Appropriations Chair Thad Cochran (R-MS) at the beginning of April, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) was selected to serve as the new chair. As committee chair, Senator Shelby reorganized the subcommittees’ chairmanships. Despite the shake-up, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will continue to chair the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Ms. Collins, a consistent champion for affordable housing, played a critical role in securing a 10% increase in funding for HUD in FY18.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released on May 12 the HEROES Act. The $3 trillion bill proposes almost $200 billion in additional funding for housing and homelessness programs to help communities…May 13, 2020
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) sent a letter on April 23 urging congressional leadership to include resources for affordable housing and community development…April 27, 2020
Congressional Proposals for Coronavirus Interim Spending Package Fail to Address Housing Needs, April 13
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proposed on April 7 an interim spending bill that would provide an additional $250 billion for the new Paycheck Protection Program established in the “…April 13, 2020