Bill Pascrell (D-9), Albio Sires (D-8) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) signed Rep. Fudge’s (D-OH) letter supporting $1.2B in robust HOME funding.
The Senate is recommending HUD funding at $39.2B, an increase of nearly $89M above the FY2016 enacted level and $446M below the budget request.
U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez signed a letter supporting $2.664 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants.
HOME has proven to be one of the most effective, locally driven tools to help states and communities address their most pressing housing challenges.
The omnibus spending bill is not perfect, or even acceptable, but it could have been a lot worse if the sequester spending caps were nor raised.
The substitute HUD bill increased funding for the HOME program from $66 million to $900 million and provided an additional $100 million for CDBG.
We need a budget that works for our communities. Please work to restore HOME funding to at least $1.06B, as requested in the President’s budget.
HOME is the only federal housing program exclusively focused on providing states with funding to address their most pressing affordable home needs.
The fight to Increase funding for housing programs – Housing Choice Vouchers, Homelessness Assistance and HOME – does not end with the budget deal.
The HOME Coalition has re-launched its national sign-on letter, urging Congress to lift the spending caps and restore HOME funding to $1.06B.