On December 20, President Trump signed HR 1865, the “FY2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act” the second minibus funding bill for FY20 containing appropriations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), among others. The bill was signed into law (PL 116-94) with just hours to go before the continuing resolution keeping the government funded expired at midnight.
The bill includes $4.549 billion for the Public Housing Operating Fund, $2.869 billion for the Capital Fund, and $21.502 billion for Housing Choice Voucher renewals. Overall, the bill provides the voucher and public housing programs with additional funding above the President’s request, once again rejecting the Administration’s drastic cuts to housing programs.
Click below for an overview of the FY20 funding levels for several programs of interest to CLPHA members, along with selected passages and/or rationale of policy directives and recommendations from the House and Senate Joint Explanatory Statement (the “agreement”) (italicized; and, in part, bolded for emphasis), along with CLPHA’s updated funding chart.