Fiscal Year 2012

CLPHA Letter to Appropriations Conferees  (PDF)

CLPHA's Comparative Funding Chart for FY 2012

Letter  from Chairman Johnson and members of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee to chair and ranking member of Senate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Area expressing support for housing programs in the FY2012 budget

FY 2012 House Budget Committee (PDF)

On September 22, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed and reported out S. 1596, the fiscal year 2012 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD).  In a budget year where painful and difficult choices had to made, public housing-related programs overall fared better than expected and better than many other HUD programs in the Senate-proposed funding levels than in the House.  The committee rejected the deep cuts proposed by the House bill to the Public Housing Capital Fund, Housing Choice Voucher administrative fees and Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and also authorized  the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and voucher administrative streamlining provisions.  Nevertheless, housing authorities will be challenged by much lower funding due to the Public Housing Operating Fund reserve offset, a $750 million offset of Housing Choice Voucher Net Restricted Assets, and cuts to the voucher administrative fees. The CLPHA analysis of S. 1596 is here. (PDF)