Decisions made in Washington, DC affect even the most remote corners of rural America. Affordable housing everywhere in the country is impacted by what federal agencies do, what Congress does, even what the Supreme Court decides. HAC follows federal policy and government actions closely and gives rural housing stakeholders the information they need. Details about the most recent government funding, laws, regulations, and more are provided on this page. HAC provides summaries and key facts in the biweekly HAC News newsletter and on its social media streams.

HAC does a wonderful job in providing national presence and leadership in Washington and with other national organizations to keep rural housing issues within their focus

– Comment from HAC’s Stakeholder Survey

What would a federal government shutdown mean for rural housing?

The federal government, or parts of it, close when funding (appropriations)…
Policy News from the Administration

Senate Funding Bill Supports Most HUD Programs

On July 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved…
Policy News town
Policy News town

Senate and House Committees Adopt Different Figures for FY24 USDA Spending

On June 22, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version…

Debt ceiling compromise limits spending, rescinds some HUD and USDA housing funds

The Fiscal Responsibility Act – the recently enacted compromise…
Policy News town

HAC’s Comments on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

HAC has submitted its second comment letter to the Environmental…
Policy News town

HAC’s Comments on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

In February 2023, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development…
HAC in the News

Advocates eye farm bill to avert drop in affordable rural housing – CQ Roll Call

By Caitlin Reilly Posted April 11, 2023 at 5:00am Housing…