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HUD Budget Contains Major Funding Shortfalls: Congress Needs to Add $6.5 Billion to Administration’s Request to Avoid Cuts In Assistance for Low-Income Families

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Barbara Sard; Douglas Rice; Will Fischer

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Government (State or regional government)
Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: Economic projections; Federal budget; Community development; Affordable housing

Type: Report

Abstract:

Last year, Congress rejected deep cuts the Administration proposed in affordable housing and community development programs and funded the Department of Housing and Urban Development at $2.1 billion above the Administration’s budget request for 2008.  For 2009, Congress will have to provide a substantially larger increase--totaling $6.5 billion above the Administration’s request--to avoid cuts in core programs that help millions of low-income families secure decent housing at affordable rents.