CBPP Updates Blog Post on The Need for HCV Funding

On January 25, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (the Center) updated a blog post titled “Substantial Funding Boost Needed to Renew Housing Vouchers in 2017.” In its blog post, the Center discusses the need for additional funding for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program Housing Assistance Payments (HAP). NAHRO agrees with the Center that Congress must pass a budget that fully funds the Housing Choice Voucher program for FY 2017, instead of extending the current continuing resolution, set to expire in April, for a full year.

Two key points from the blog post are the following:

  1. A full-year continuing resolution could cause over 100,000 families to lose their vouchers.
  2. Funding of $18.86 billion should cover the cost of renewing all vouchers in 2017. According to the Center, this would “still be less than renewal funding in 2010, after adjusting for rent and utilities inflation.”

The full blog post can be found here.

Tomorrow: NAHRO e-Briefing – This Just In From Washington

pd-logo-2016Tomorrow NAHRO will present This Just in from Washington. It’s a new era in Washington; a new Congress and a new Administration will have major impacts on housing and community development programs. Join NAHRO’s Congressional Relations team for an interactive session that will help you navigate the new Congress and its relationship with the new Administration.  John Bohm and Tess Hembree will give you an update on FY2017 appropriations, preview FY2018, outline potential legislative action on HCD programs, and discuss ways in which you can be the most effective advocate in this rapidly changing political climate.

Registration information for this e-Briefing is available through the NAHRO Professional Development calendar.