On May 28, 2021, the Biden Administration released its full fiscal year 2022 Budget Proposal (FY22) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Administration had previously released a “skinny” budget in early April with a broad overview of its funding priorities. The $68.7 billion request is a $9 billion or 15 percent increase from the FY21 budget enacted level.
In a complete and welcome reversal, the Biden HUD budget attempts to correct the funding and policy devastation and consequences from the previous four years. Core HUD programs are bolstered, new programs are proposed, and funding for some programs are at higher levels that have not been seen in years or ever.
Below is a review of the Administration-proposed funding levels for some HUD programs of interest and CLPHA's FY22 comparative funding chart, along with selected explanations from the HUD congressional justifications (CJs) and explanations from the HUD budget appendix (Appendix).