“Facing record-high deficits, this year, more than ever, we must make the hard budget decisions to help rein in spending,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) declared as he unveiled the spending limits each appropriations subcommittee is slated to receive. The spending levels are based on last month’s House-passed budget resolution and include over $47 billion in cuts to non-defense programs. Of the 12 appropriations subcommittees, only the Defense subcommittee would see a rise in its spending limit.Read More >
Issue briefs on administrative fees in the voucher program and the public housing capital fund are available here.
Whether by choice or chance, a recent Washington Post article highlights how easy it is to taint an entire portfolio of federal programs by highlighting problems at one.
The paper began a series May 15 on problems in HUD’s HOME program. The article details examples of poor decision making and a lack of accountability at what it describes as “the federal government’s largest housing construction program for the poor.”
Now, aside from the people who actually administer federal housing programs, who would doubt for a moment they are reading an indictment of public housing?Read More >
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On the Saturday of Fathers’ Day Weekend, June 18, PHAs nationwide will host special events for fathers and their children, in collaboration with local partners. This Fathers’ Day 2011 initiative was inspired by a program that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) launched last summer and has continued monthly. According to HUD, the events have two purposes: to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their children, and to make education, health care, and employment resources available to the fathers that may lead to economic self-sufficiency.Read More >