Legislative & Policy

Current Legislative Issues

On March 28, 2022, the Biden Administration released its fiscal year 2023 (FY23) budget request. The proposal is a substantial increase over previous years, and requests $71.9 billion in discretionary funding for HUD, a $11.6 billion or 9.4 percent increase over the FY22 level.

On March 9 and 10, 2022, after months of false starts, delays, and negotiations over many thorny issues, the U.S. Congress finalized and passed HR 2471, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022,” that includes all twelve fiscal year 2022 (FY22) appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support the military and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The bill was then sent to President Biden for his signature.

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Over the Memorial Day weekend, President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the Bipartisan Budget Agreement to raise the debt ceiling. This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives released the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, which would raise the debt ceiling until 2025. According to news media reports, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 includes the following:  
Amidst the looming threat of a debt default triggered by breaching the debt ceiling, the White House and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released new numbers that show the damage the GOP budget bill would inflict on public and affordable housing.
On February 14, 2023, HUD published the 
On Tuesday, the Office of Management and Buget (OMB) released a memo stating that House Republicans would have to slash spending for all other federal agencies by 30 percent next year if they would like to protect or see an increase in defense spending. The memo states that a 30 percent cut would eliminate funding for Housing Choice Vouchers for over 800,000 households, including 250,000...
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