FY12 HUD Budget and Appropriations

(Information on USDA rural housing budget is available separately; click here.) 

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NO SENATE VOTE SCHEDULED ON MCCAIN AMENDMENT

11:00 a.m. Eastern time, November 1, 2011 - The Senate is voting on a series of amendments to H.R. 2112, but has not scheduled a vote on the McCain amendment to eliminate SHOP funding. A vote on H.R. 2112, the "minibus" appropriations bill covering USDA as well as Commerce/Justice, and Transportation/HUD, is expected shortly. C-SPAN's live broadcast is available here.

mccain to offer amendment eliminating shop funding for fy12

October 18, 2011 - HAC has learned that Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) plans to offer an amendment eliminating funding for HUD's Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) in FY12.

The Senate began consideration of HUD's funding bill for FY12 on October 17, 2011. The Transportation-HUD bill has been combined with the appropriations bills for USDA and Commerce-Justice into a "minibus" version of H.R. 2112.

The bill under consideration includes $17 million for SHOP, a steep reduction from the $27 million the program received in FY 2010 and 2011. The House's appropriations bill for FY12 provides $15.9 million. Like McCain's amendment, the Administration's budget proposed defunding SHOP entirely.

Senate Acts on hud programs

A Senate subcommittee on Sept. 20 and the full appropriations panel on Sept.  21 approved fiscal year 2012 spending bills for HUD, the Dept. of Transportation and several other agencies. 

There were substantial differences in the Senate bill compared to the version reported out by the House Appropriations T-HUD Subcommittee on Sept. 8.  The Senate funded and the House did not fund housing counseling, Sustainable Communities and Choice Neighborhoods.  The Senate provided less funding for CDBG, HOME, Sec. 202, Sec. 811, fair housing and HOPWA – but more for rental assistance vouchers, public housing capital and operating funds, and SHOP. 

Senators also approved language directing better controls and oversight of HOME, after a recent press series criticized the program for slow spending and other problems. 

The Rural Innovation Fund did not receive any funding in either the House or Senate bills and appears to be dead. 

Further action on the T-HUD and other appropriations bills is unclear.  An omnibus package combining most of the bills is a likely possibility, with no further action taken on individual measures.   Congressional leaders plan to enact a continuing resolution through Nov. 18 to begin the new fiscal year.  However on Sept. 21 such a measure failed to pass the House.                

HUD Program

(dollars in millions)

FY10 Approp.

FY11

Approp.b

FY12

Admin. Bdgt.

FY12

House Bill

FY12

Senate Bill

Cmty. Devel. Block Grants

   Sustainable Commun. Initiative

   Rural Innovation Fund

$4,450

(150)

(25)

3,508

(100)

0

3,781

150

(25)

3,500

0

0

3,001

(90)

0

HOME

1,825

1,610

1,650

1,200

1,000

Tenant-Based Rental Asstnce.

   Vets. Affairs Spptve Hsg. Vchrs

18,184

(75)

18,408

(50)

19,223

(75)

18,467.9

(75)

18,872.4

(75)

Project-Based Rental Asstnce.

8,551.5

8,882

9,429

9,028.7

9,018.7

Transforming Rental Asstnce. a

-

0

200

0

0

Public Hsg. Capital Fund

2,500

2,044

2,405

1,532.1

1,875

Public Hsg. Operating Fund

4,775

4,626

3,962

3,861.9

3,961.9

Public Hsg. Revtlztn. (HOPE VI)

135

100

0

0

0

Choice Neighbrhd. Initiative

65

0

250

0

120

Housing Trust Fund

-

0

1,000

0

0

Native Amer. Hsg. Block Grant

700

650

700

648.7

650

Homeless Assistance Grants

1,865

1,905

2,372

1,901.2

1,901.2

Hsg. Opps. for Persons w/ AIDS

335

335

335

334.3

330

202 Hsg. for Elderly

825

400

757

600

369.7

811 Hsg. for Disabled

300

150

196

196

150

Fair Housing

72

72

72

71.9

64.3

Healthy Homes & Lead Haz. Cntl.

140

120

140

119.8

120

Self-Help Homeownshp. (SHOP)

27

27

0

15.9

17

Housing Counseling

87.5

0

88

0

60

a. New program proposed by the Administration. 

b. Figures shown do not include 0.2% across the board reduction.

senate acts on hud programs

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, HUD and Related Agencies approved a HUD spending bill for FY 2012 on September 20. Full details are not yet available, but a Committee release shows cuts to some HUD programs and level funding for others:
  • $2.85 billion for CDBG (a cut of $485 million from the 2011 level);
  • $1 billion for HOME (a cut of $607 million from 2011), with reforms to ensure timely use;
  • $18.9 billion for housing choice vouchers, including $17.4 billion for renewals and $75 million for homeless veterans;
  • $1.9 billion for the public housing capital fund and $4 billion for public housing operating accounts;
  • $9.4 billion for project based rental assistance;
  • $1.9 billion for homeless assistance grants;
  • $125 million for housing counseling; and
  • $90 million for the Sustainable Communities Initiative.

Further information will be posted here and in the HAC News after the full Senate Appropriations Committee acts on September 21.

HUD spending bill advances with cuts

On September 8, 2011 a House appropriations subcommittee voted out a 2012 spending bill for HUD, the Department of Transportation, and several smaller accounts.  Most HUD programs saw reductions, and no earmarks are included in the bill.  The Rural Innovation Fund, housing counseling and several new proposals from the Obama Administration were not funded.

Senate appropriators are expected to take up their version of this legislation later in September.  Final action on 2012 HUD spending may be part of an omnibus bill or a continuing resolution. 

The table below has details of the House bill. Its full text and a summary are available at appropriations.house.gov.

 

HUD Program
(dollars in millions)

FY10 Approp.

FY11 Approp. (c)

FY12 Admin. Budget

FY12
House
Bill

Cmty. Devel. Block Grants
    Sustainable Commun. Initiative
    Rural Innovation Fund (a)

$4,450
(150)
(25)

$3,508
(100)
0

$3,781
0
(25)

$3,500
0
0

HOME

1,825

1,610

1,650

1,200

Tenant-Based Rental Asstnce.
     Veterans (VASH) Vouchers

18,184
(75)

18,408
(50)

19,223
(75)

18,467.9
(75)

Project-Based Rental Asstnce.

8,551.5

8,882

9,429

9,028.7

Transforming Rental Asstnce. (b)

-

-

200

0

Public Hsg. Capital Fund

2,500

2,044

2,405

1,532.1

Public Hsg. Operating Fund

4,775

4,626

3,962

3,861.9

Public Hsg. Revtlztn. (HOPE VI)

135

100

0

0

Choice Neighbrhd. Initiative

65

0

250

0

Housing Trust Fund

-

0

1,000

0

Native Amer. Hsg. Block Grant

700

650

700

648.7

Homeless Assistance Grants

1,865

1,905

2,372

1,901.2

Hsg. Opps. for Persons w/ AIDS

335

335

335

334.3

202 Hsg. for Elderly

825

400

757

600

811 Hsg. for Disabled

300

150

196

196

Fair Housing

72

72

72

71.9

Healthy Homes & Lead Haz. Cntl.

140

120

140

119.8

Sustainable Cmties. Init.

-

0

150

0

Self-Help Homeownshp. (SHOP)

27

27

0

15.9

Housing Counseling

87.5

0

88

0

a. Replaced the Rural Housing and Economic Development program.
b. New program proposed by the Administration.
c. Figures shown do not include 0.2% across the board reduction.

HUD Budget Would Reduce Spending for CDBG, Public Housing, Elderly, and Disabled

The Administration's budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in fiscal year 2012 would reduce funding for some of HUD's major programs, while adding a full $1 billion for the never-funded National Housing Trust Fund. The Community Development Block Grant program would lose 15 percent of its current funds and the HOME program about 10 percent. Section 8 vouchers and public housing operating funds would be cut, as would Section 202 housing for the elderly and Section 811 housing for people with disabilities. The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) would not be funded.

Increases are proposed for homeless assistance grants. The Rural Innovation Fund (which replaced the Rural Housing and Economic Development program in FY10) would again receive $25 million.

The table below shows not only the FY12 budget proposal, but also the funding levels proposed for the remainder of FY11 in H.R. 1, introduced on February 11 by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY). H.R. 1 would eliminate two-thirds of the funding for CDBG and more than two-thirds for Section 202 and Section 811. It would eliminate housing counseling funds and would reduce funding for HOME, public housing, and Native American housing. It would continue funding for the Rural Innovation Fund and SHOP.

Under the current continuing resolution, which expires March 4, HUD programs are funded at their FY10 levels. Congress will consider funding for the rest of FY11 (from March 4 through the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30, 2011) before it begins work on appropriations bills for FY12.

HUD Program
(dollars in millions)

FY10 Approp.

FY11 Admin. Budget

FY11 Proposed CR
(H.R. 1)

FY12 Admin. Budget

Cmty. Devel. Block Grants

$4,450

4,380.1

1,500

3,781

Sustainable Commun. Initiative

(150)

(150)

0

(b)

Rural Innovation Fund (a)

(25)

0

25

25

Catalytic Investment Grants

-

(150)

-

0

HOME

1,825

1,650

1,650

1,650

Tenant-Based Rental Asstnce.

16,339

17,310

14,080

15,223

Project-Based Rental Asstnce.

8,551.5

9,382.3

8,882

9,035

Transforming Rental Asstnce.

-

350

-

200

Vets. Affairs Spptve Hsg. Vouchers

75

0

75

75

Public Hsg. Capital Fund

2,500

2,044

1,428

2,405

Public Hsg. Operating Fund

4,775

4,829

4,626

3,962

Public Hsg. Revtlztn. (HOPE VI)

135

0

0

0

Choice Neighbrhd. Initiative

65

250

65

250

Housing Trust Fund

-

-

-

1,000

Native Amer. Hsg. Block Grant

700

580

500

700

Homeless Assistance Grants

1,865

2,055

1,865

2,372

Hsg. Opps. for Persons w/ AIDS

335

340

335

335

202 Hsg. for Elderly

825

273

238

757

811 Hsg. for Disabled

300

90

90

196

Fair Housing

72

61

72

72

Rural Hsg. & Econ. Dev. (RHED) (a)

0

0

0

0

Healthy Homes & Lead Haz. Cntl.

140

140

120

140

Sustainable Housing & Communities (b)

-

-

0

150

Self-Help Homeownshp. (SHOP)

27

27

0

27

0

Brownfields Redevelopment

17.5

0

0

0

Housing Counseling

87.5

88

0

88

 

a. The Rural Innovation Fund replaced RHED.
b. Funded as part of CDBG in 2010 and separately in the FY12 budget.

Posted: February 14, 2011
Last updated: October 18, 2011

 
 
 
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