National Low Income Housing Coalition Tag Archives

Post-Election Legislative Landscape

The Senate returned this week and hit the ground running with Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations. Funding for the federal government runs out on December 11 and both Republicans and Democrats have stated their desire for full FY 2021 appropriation, as opposed to another short-term or long-term continuing resolution. A COVID-19 relief package and a tax bill are widely seen as the other must-dos during the lame-duck session. All three legislative vehicles provide opportunities to attach LIHTC priorities. We’ll continue to monitor the latest developments and engage our members when action is needed.

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Trump Administration Releases FY 2021 Budget Request

President Trump’s Administration released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request, “A Budget for America’s Future.” HUD is allocated $47.9 billion in funding, a 15.2 percent decrease over FY 2020 enacted levels with notable zeroing out of the HOME program, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Public Housing Capital Fund, Choice Neighborhoods and HOPE VI.

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HFSC Infrastructure Hearing

On April 30 the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) held a hearing on Housing in America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock. The hearing featured discussion on Chairwoman Maxine Water’s (D-CA) draft bill, Housing Is Infrastructure Act of 2019, and testimony from:

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NH&RA joins letter to protect the HTF and CMF

NH&RA joined a letter led by the National Housing Conference, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Capital Magnet Fund Coalition, LISC and the Opportunity Finance Network which calls on the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to continue making allocations to the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) and the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

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