FY11 Budget for McKinney is $1.905 billion Could impact timing of HEARTH Implementation
Ann Oliva’s Update on HEARTH
The final Fy2011 Budget includes a $40 million increase to McKinney-Vento programs, to $1.905 billion. Congress is setting aside $225 million for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, about $65 million more than in FY 2010 – which can all go toward HPRP-like activities. This will give communities much-needed rapid re-housing and prevention resources as HPRP funding ends.
The modest increase does not necessarily change a difficult set of choices. As Ann Oliva, Director of HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs has previously stated:
At that level, HUD projects that ESG and competitive renewals can be funded. However, the HEARTH Act could not be fully funded. We commit to providing you with as much information as possible once it becomes clear what the funding level will be.
Her comments were based on level funding of $1.865 billion. The renewals almost equal the total funds available.
As we learn more about the HUD’s plans we will share them. Our position remains that planning for HEARTH by Continuums of care should proceed. The changes are positive and will benefit CoC’s even if HUD delays full implementation.
In addition the budget provides funding at the following levels for key points:
$1.905 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program, a $40 million increase over FY 2010;
$50 million for new HUD – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program vouchers to house an estimated 7,690 additional homeless veterans;
No funding for Housing and Services for Homeless Persons Demonstration vouchers;
$116 million for Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs, equal to the FY 2010 level;
$3.5 billion for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a $650 million decrease from FY 2010;
$18.4 billion for Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (Housing Choice Vouchers), enough to fund all existing vouchers, including $35 million for Section 811 mainstream voucher renewals;
$4.6 billion for the Public Housing Operating Fund; a $149 million decrease from FY 2010 levels, $2 billion for the Public Housing Capital Fund; and
$5 billion for Community Health Centers, a $600 million decrease from FY 2010.