FY 2017 House Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Community Development Programs

On March 25, the House Appropriations Committee unanimously passed its FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) spending bill after debate on several housing- and transportation-related amendments, though only a manager’s amendment making technical changes to the bill was ultimately approved. The House bill received a robust $48.2 billion allocation, which is $1.7 billion higher than the Senate allocation, but due to differences in accounting tactics, the Senate bill provides higher funding levels for most housing and community and development programs compared to the House bill. The Senate approved its T-HUD bill on March 19 with an 89-8 vote.

NAHRO’s policy team has provided a comprehensive summary of the House bill as it relates to HUD’s Community Planning and Development programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Homeless Assistance Grants, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). NAHRO will also publish comprehensive coverage of the House bill’s treatment of Public Housing and Section 8 Programs in the coming days.

Access NAHRO’s analysis here (members only).