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House Approves CR for Federal Funding through December 20

On November 19, the House of Representatives voted 231-192 on H.R. 3055 to approve a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the federal government through December 20. The new CR maintains an important adjustment for the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program that will prevent renewal delays for Project Rental Assistance Contracts set to expire in early FY 2020. Funding expires at midnight on November 21, the Senate is expected to approve the measure before the deadline.

Senate Passes FY 2020 HUD, Agriculture Funding

Last week the Senate voted 84-9 to pass a four-bill FY 2020 spending package that includes funding for Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Interior-Environment and Transportation-HUD. The bill includes modest increases over FY 2019 funding levels for rental assistance programs but cuts funding for Choice Neighborhoods, Housing for Persons with AIDS, Indian Housing Block Grants and Community Development Block Grants.

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House Approps Hearing on CDBG-DR – Oct. 17

The House Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies will hold an oversight hearing on HUD’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program on October 17 at 2 pm EDT. The hearing will feature HUD’s Irv Dennis, chief financial officer, Jeremy Kirkland, counsel to the inspector general, and David Woll, principal deputy assistant secretary for community planning and development. The hearing will be held in Room 2358-A of the Rayburn House Office Building and via webcast.

House Funds the Government Through November 21, Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2020 THUD, USDA Funding

Last week the House passed a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through November 21, 2019, averting a government shutdown as Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 comes to a close. The measure (H.R. 4378) passed the House with a veto-proof majority vote of 301-123. The Senate is expected to pass the measure and the President is expected to sign the bill before the end of the fiscal year.

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FY 2020 Affordable Housing Program Funding Outlook Webinar Sept. 26

The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding will hold a webinar on FY 2020 Funding Outlook for Affordable Housing Programs on September 26 at 4:00 pm EDT. Doug Rice from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Moha Thakur from the National Housing Trust, Steve Berg from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Seth Embry from the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association will speak on the webinar. Register here.

FY 2020 Deadline Looms, Senate Appropriations Committee Approves T-HUD Bill

Yesterday the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (T-HUD) favorably reported its FY 2020 funding bill to the full committee. The full Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the bill at 10:30 am EDT on September 19 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106 and via webcast.

As of publication, the T-HUD bill has yet to be released. Overall the subcommittee received a 302(b) allocation of $74.3 billion, $3.2 billion above the FY 2019 enacted levels. HUD received $56.0 billion in total budgetary resources, which is offset by $7.4 billion in receipts from the Federal Housing Agency/Ginnie Mae for a net funding level of $48.6 billion, an increase of $2.3 billion above the FY 2019 enacted level.

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HUD’s 202 Program Secures White House FY 2020 Funding Anomaly

As Congress returns from its August recess, lawmakers must act to secure funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020 ahead of the September 30 deadline. The White House released a list of requested anomalies, or changes to the current funding levels and legislative language, if lawmakers rely on a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government past Sept. 30. HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly secured a coveted spot on that list.

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