Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Senate Passes FY12 THUD Bill

by Clare Duncan, National Housing Conference

Yesterday, the Senate passed a “minibus” appropriations bill which includes the FY12 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD); Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) and Agriculture, Rural Housing and Food and Drug Administration appropriations bills by a vote of 69 to 30. This bill includes $37 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a decrease of $4.1 billion below FY 11. Most HUD program funding levels are the same as what passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations on September 21st.

On September 8th, the House T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee held a mark-up of the FY 2012 THUD budget. The House bill includes $38.1 billion for HUD, a decrease of $3 billion below FY 2011 numbers and $4 billion below the President’s FY 2012 request. While, the House has not brought any FY12 appropriations bill to the floor yet, the House and Senate are in a pre-conference stage as they sort out funding allocations in the bills. Both the House and Senate are currently operating under a continuing resolution of the FY11 budget, which will expire on November 18th.


FY 2012 Budget Chart for Selected HUD Programs (in millions of dollars)

FY11 Enacted
House Subcommittee Bill
Senate Subcommittee Bill
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
18,308
18,468
18,872
Project Based Rental Assistance
9,257
9,429
9,419
Public Housing Operating Fund
4,617
3,862
3,962
Public Housing Capital Fund
2,040
1,532
1,875
Homeless Assistance Grants
1,901
1,901
1,901
Section 202 - Elderly
399
600
368
Section 811 - Disabilities
150
196
150
CDBG (formula grants)
3,336
3,501
2,851
HOME
1,607
1,200
1,000
Sustainable Communities
100
0
90
Choice Neighborhoods
65
0
120
HOPWA
334
334
330
Housing Counseling
0
0
60
Note: Figures have not changed from previous post on Sept. 21

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