$2.15 Billion Included for McKinney-Vento
As we reported last month, on April 19, 2012, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The legislation included proposed funding levels for key affordable housing and homelessness programs, including:
- $2.15 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, an increase of $245 million over the FY 2012 level, but approximately $80 million below the amount requested by the President;
- $19.4 billion for Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, an increase of $482 million over FY 2012, including $75 million for approximately 10,000 new HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers;
- $9.8 billion for Project-Based Rental Assistance, which is $536 million above the FY 2012 level and includes renewal of all project-based contracts for 12 months;
- $1 billion for HOME, which represents flat funding from FY 2012; and
- $3.1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), an increase of $152 million from FY 2012.
Click here to view a summary of the bill.
The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill in the coming weeks. The House Appropriations Committee has not yet announced when it will release and vote on its own HUD funding bill.