The webinar will focus on what the recent House and Senate budget resolutions and the sequester caps could mean for fiscal year (FY)16 for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budget including the Housing Choice Voucher program and what advocates can do to engage Congress to protect critical programs.
The House and Senate have each passed FY16 budget resolutions that keep the sequesters spending caps in place for non-defense discretionary programs, including housing programs such as Housing Choice Vouchers. If left unchanged, these caps will ensure relatively flat funding for non-defense discretionary programs for FY16, compared to FY15 funding levels.
Key HUD programs require additional funding just to maintain existing levels of assistance. The budget resolutions also call for deep cuts to mandatory programs that serve low income people for the next 10 years, as well as additional cuts to non-defense discretionary programs like housing for FY17 – FY25.