There are no major cuts, a few programs received funding increases and the bill ensures continued assistance to households currently served by HUD.
CBPP’s April 6. 2016 webinar featured a dialogue with Amy Ginger, HUD’s Director of Housing Voucher Programs, about how to improve utilization.
It’s gospel by now that incomes haven’t increased to keep pace with the cost of rents although the economy has steadily improved since 2011.
Non-defense spending in the House Budget would fall to 2.8% of the gross domestic product and would continue to fall to record lows.
The budget would cut programs for poor people by an unprecedented amount while taking a strikingly unbalanced approach to deficit reduction.
There is more to be done to address housing and community development needs, but H.R. 3700 represents solid progress in the right direction.
The Bipartisan Budget Act raised the caps for FY 16 and 17 above the sequestration levels but only enough to ensure that 17 was not a cut from 16.
On Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., CBPP will hold a webinar on Understanding the Impact of H.R. 3700 on Tenants and Applicants.
New Jersey is one of 19 states that must reimpose the time limit in 2016 because parts of the state no longer qualify for a waiver.
Appropriators allocated available non-defense funds among the eleven subcommittees in a way that shortchanged low income and other social programs.