In the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee held a hearing to review the President’s FY 2025 HUD budget request. Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman called on Congress to permanently authorize the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program to allow the Department to respond to disasters in a timelier manner and without Congressional approval each time.   

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) noted the complexity of affordable housing capital stacks and urged more funding for the National Housing Trust Fund to reduce the time it takes to build:  

In the House, the Appropriations Committee announced new guidance that bars nonprofit organizations from receiving congressionally directed spending from HUD’s Economic Development Initiative (EDI) program in FY 2025.