The House Appropriations Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittee is expected to markup its fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bill this week, and then it will head to the full Appropriations Committee. While the THUD sub-allocation is not yet public, appropriators are working with a budget cap similar to FY 2018 as a result of the budget deal passed earlier this year that raised the spending caps for FY 2018 and 2019. The FY 2018 appropriations package passed in March included significant increases for many affordable housing and community development programs. Following the Appropriations committee markup, attention will shift to the Senate as it works on its FY 2019 spending bills. It remains critical that appropriators hear from affordable housing stakeholders about the importance of housing and community development programs like the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Community Development Block Grants and the Section 4 Capacity Building for Affordable Housing and Community Development Program.
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