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Updated October 20 – FY22 HUD Funding Bill Proposed in Senate

Updated, October 20, 2021 – The Senate Appropriations Committee has released nine proposed appropriations bills, including the Transportation-HUD bill, for the fiscal year that began on October 1. The committee would increase many programs above their FY21 funding levels, though generally it would not raise them to the figures proposed in the House bill. The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) is an exception, set in both the House and Senate bills at $15 million rather than the $10 million it received in FY21. Native American housing would also receive more under the Senate bill than from the House. Details are provided in the table below.

Federal programs are currently funded through a continuing resolution that keeps them at FY21 levels. It will expire on December 3, 2021.

 

Updated, July 29, 2021 – The full House passed H.R. 4502, a “minibus” containing several FY22 appropriations bills, including the bills for both HUD and USDA.

 

Update, July 16, 2021 – The House Appropriations Committee has approved the Transportation-HUD funding bill. It is expected to be considered by the full House as part of a “minibus” package of several FY22 appropriations bills, which will also include the Agriculture bill.

 

On July 16, 2021 the House Appropriations Committee will consider a fiscal year 2022 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. The bill was approved on July 12 by the T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

The House bill would set funding levels for many HUD programs at or above the amounts requested in the President’s budget and would provide substantial increases above FY21 levels for almost all programs. Details are provided in the table below.

 

 

 

HUD Program

(dollars in millions)

FY20 Final Approp. FY21 Final Approp. FY22 Admin. Budget FY22 House Bill FY22 Senate Bill
CDBG $3,425 $3,475 $3,770 $4,688 $4,190
HOME 1,350 1,350 1,850 1,850 1,450
Self-Help Homeownshp. (SHOP) 10 10 10 15 15
Veterans Home Rehab 4 4 4 4
Tenant-Based Rental Asstnce. 23,874 25,778 30,442 29,216 27,719
    VASH setaside 40 40 20 50
    Tribal VASH 1 5 5 5 5
Project-Based Rental Asstnce. 12,570 13,465 14,060 14,010 13,970
Public Hsg. Capital Fund 2,870 2,942 3,678 3,718 3,794
Public Hsg. Operating Fund 4,549 4,864 4,917 4,922 5,044
Choice Neighbrhd. Initiative 175 200 250 400 200
Native Amer. Hsg. 825 825 1,000 950 1,000
Homeless Assistance Grants 2,777 3,000 3,500 3,420 3,260
Hsg. Opps. for Persons w/ AIDS 410 430 450 600 450
202 Hsg. for Elderly 793 855 928 1,033 956
811 Hsg. for Disabled 202 227 272 352 227
Fair Housing 70.3 72.6 85 85 85
Healthy Homes & Lead Haz. Cntl. 290 360 400 460 400
Housing Counseling 53 57.5 85.9 100 57.5