HUD Secretary Supports Proposed Budget Increase

Emphasized Proposed $11B to
End Family Homelessness

Julian CastroHousing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro defended the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget increase for his department before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

He cited substantial proposed increases in funding for programs to end homelessness, including $11 billion in mandatory spending for homeless families.

Said Castro,

“Our request honors the President’s commitment to provide more Americans with the chance to secure quality and affordable housing, and to use housing as a platform that sparks greater opportunity in people’s lives.”

Access the Alliance website for a full rundown of the President’s budget proposals for programs related to homelessness.

Secretary Castro’s Testimony

NAEH President’s FY 2017 Budget Briefing