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Affordable housing news 3/18/16

Posted by NMA on Mar 18, 2016 4:37:45 PM

If you're interested in the status of voucher utilization and funding, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) announced earlier this week that it will be hosting a free webinar next Wednesday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. eastern time (11:30 a.m. Pacific time):

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Topics: Appropriations, HCV utilization, Sequestration, VASH, Veterans

House approves bipartisan budget agreement

Posted by BEMuser on Oct 29, 2015 10:25:08 AM

bipartisan budget agreementBy a vote of 266 to 167 yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the budget agreement reached this week by the White House and leaders in Congress. Dubbed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the agreement would increase the debt ceiling and lift spending caps mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, restoring 90 percent of the sequestration budget cuts for non-defense discretionary programs. The Senate has not acted on the bill yet, but it is expected to do so before November 3, when the government would begin to default on its obligations if the debt ceiling is not raised.

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Topics: Appropriations, Sequestration

Friday news roundup 7/17/15

Posted by BEMuser on Jul 17, 2015 11:26:06 AM

NCSHA: HUD publishes AFFH final rule and revised assessment tool

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Topics: Appropriations, Disaster Programs, Fair Housing, Sequestration

House passes 2016 HUD funding bill

Posted by BEMuser on Jun 11, 2015 3:41:32 PM

govt-congress.jpgOn Tuesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2016 Transportation-HUD (T-HUD) appropriations bill H.R. 2577 on an extremely close, party-line vote. According to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) news blast sent out today, the bill remains largely unchanged from its original form. As CBPP notes, while the bill gives priority to renewing rental assistance for current families, spending limits set forth in the Budget Control Act of 2011 has required the House to make further cuts in both public housing and HOME, in addition to preventing any new investments to restore vouchers cut by sequestration or to quell homelessness. Still, CBPP contends that H.R. 2577 does show significant support for housing choice vouchers, increasing funding for voucher renewals by $665 million.

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Topics: Appropriations, Sequestration

Friday news roundup 3/27/15

Posted by BEMuser on Mar 27, 2015 10:38:15 AM

The HUDdle: Battling housing discrimination: Victories start with a few brave women

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Topics: Appropriations, Fair Housing, Sequestration

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