On the evening of May 16, the House Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Subcommittee approved its draft FY 2019 appropriations bill. This Direct News item provides in-depth coverage of how the bill would affect the Community Development, Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by HUD.
Overall, the bill received an additional $1.5 billion increase to its allocation compared to FY 2018 – an achievement, considering that several spending bills have been level funded and that T-HUD was expected to have a similar fate.
It’s likely that the full House Appropriations Committee will vote on the bill next week. The timeline for a floor vote is unclear, though Congress typically tries to move as many bills through the process as possible before the August recess.
The Senate T-HUD bill is expected to be considered before the Senate T-HUD Subcommittee during the week of June 4.
Please contact NAHRO’s Policy Team through the NAHRO website, www.nahro.org, with questions and comments. Below are links to the Community Development, Section 8, and Public Housing in-depth analyses: