On June 3, 2014, the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2015 spending bill for programs under its jurisdiction, including the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program and many other low-income housing programs.
The proposed legislation includes the following funding provisions:
$2.15 billion for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program, a $40 million increase from the enacted 2014 level but $261 million below the President’s Budget Proposal;
$19.6 billion for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance account, a $385 million increase over the enacted 2014 level, but $483 million below the President’s Budget Proposal;
The Section 8 allocation again this year includes $75 million for about 10,000 new joint Departments of HUD and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers, meeting the amount requested by the President in his Budget Proposal;
$6.38 billion for public housing, a $100 million increase from enacted 2014 levels and $150 million below the President’s Budget Proposal;
$3.02 billion for the Community Development Block Grants, a $10 million decrease from enacted FY 2014 levels and $220 million above the President’s Budget Proposal; and
$950 million for HOME, a $50 million decrease from enacted FY 2014 levels and equal to the President’s Budget Proposal.
The full Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up this bill this Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
For further information on the full committee mark up, click here.
The Senate returned from its Memorial Day recess this Monday, June 2. The House is on recess this week and will return to session next Monday, June 9.
Click here to view the T-HUD subcommittee markup bill summary.