Memo: Senate Transportation-HUD bill for FY 2017

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved on a unanimous vote a TransportationHUD funding bill for fiscal year 2017. The bill would provide $48.4 billion for HUD housing and community development programs for 2017, nearly $1.5 billion (3.1 percent) more than policymakers provided for 2016.1

Highlights of the bill include :

  •  $18.36 billion to renew Housing Choice Vouchers, a $674 million (3.8%) increase over 2016, and $1.76 billion for program administration, $119 million (7.2%) above 2016;
  • $50 million for approximately 6,200 new vouchers for homeless veterans (VASH) and $20 million for roughly 2,500 new vouchers for families participating in the Family Unification Program (FUP);
  • $11 million for a new housing mobility demonstration;
  • $2.33 billion for homeless assistance grants, $80 million above the 2016 level;
  • $6.6 billion for public housing operations and capital repairs, a 3.1 percent increase over 2016; and
  • Authority to expand the Rental Assistance Demonstration to 250,000 units.

To read the full memo, click here. 

Source
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Teaser/Summary
In mid April, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved on a unanimous vote a TransportationHUD funding bill for fiscal year 2017.