Congress Agrees on a Continuing Resolution for FY 2017: Housing Programs Survive

Despite dramatic spending cuts proposed by the Trump Administration, legislative leaders in Washington have come to an agreement that will fund the federal government for the balance of FY 2017 at levels similar to FY 2016.  While still underfunding many important affordable housing programs, advocates across the board are applauding this agreement and see it as a hopeful sign for future appropriations. The charts below compare the final FY 2017 appropriations with the 2016 final, President Obama’s proposed FY 2017 budget and the House and Senate budget resolutions for the current year.  We extend our thanks to Bob Rapoza and the National Rural Housing Coalition for these charts.

The next big test will come late this summer as Congress and the President must agree on a FY 2018 spending plan before the October 1st deadline.  NYS Rural Advocates will be working over the summer to make sure that the Upstate New York Congressional delegation understands the impact of HUD and USDA programs on the communities they represent.  We hope you will join us in that effort.

Federal Housing and Community Development Programs
HUD Appropriations – Selected Programs, FY 16 Final, FY 17 Budget, House, Senate and Final
$ In millions
HUD FY 16 Final FY 17 Budget FY 17 House FY 17 Senate FY 17 Final
HOME 950 950 950 950 950
Capacity Building 0 0   0  
Transformation Initiative 0 0 0 0  
Housing Counseling 47 47 55 47 55
Community Development Fund 3060 2880 3060 3000 3060
  CDBG Formula funding 3000 2800 3000 3000 3000
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative 125 200 100 80 137.5
Housing Trust Fund** 170 136      
SHOP 55.7# 10* 50# 54#  
Section 108 Program Level 300 300 300 300 300
Section 202 Housing for Elderly 423 505 505 505 502.4
EPA FY 16 Final FY 17 Budget FY 17 House FY 17 Senate FY 17 Final
Clean Water SRF 1393 979   1393.8 1393.8
Safe Drinking Water SRF 863 1020   863 863

 

Agriculture Appropriations — Selected Programs ($ in millions) FY 16 Final, FY 17 Budget, House, Senate, and Final
RHS/RUS Programs FY 16 Final FY 17 Budget FY 17 House FY 17 Senate FY 17 Final
502 Single Family Direct 900 900 1,000 900 1,000
502 Single Family Guaranteed 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000
504 Loans 26.28 26.277 26.277 26.278 26
504 Grants 28.7 28.7 28.7 28.7 #28.7
514 Farm Labor Housing Loans 23.855 23.857 23.9 23.857 23.855
515 Rural Rental Housing 28.4 33.074 35 40 35
516 Farm Labor Housing Grants 8.4 8.3 8.4 8.336 8.336
521 Rural Rental Assistance 1389 1405 1,405.03 1,405.03 1,405.03
523 Self-Help TA 27.5 18.493 30 27.5 30
533 Housing Preservation Grants 3.5 0 3.5 3.5 #5
538 Rental Housing Guaranteed 150 230 200 230 230
Multi-Family  Restructuring* (BA) 37 37.362 40 40 41.4
Housing Preservation  Demonstration 0 0 0 0 0
Voucher Demonstration (15) (18) (18) (18) 19.4
Supervisory TA Grants 0 0 0 0 0
Community Facility Loans 2200 2,200 2,200 2200 2,600
Community Facility Grants 25 37 43.778 42.278 30
Community Facility Guarantee 148 0 148.305 156.25 148.305
Water-Wastewater Loans 1200 803 1,250 1200 1,200
Water-Wastewater Grants 364 350 533 364.38 391.98
Water-Wastewater Guarantee 50 0 0 50 50
Solid Waste Grants 4 1 4 4 4
Small Systems Revolver 1 1 1 1 1
Rural Business Enterprise Grants 24 33 43 24 24
Intermediary Re-lending 18.9 18.889 18.889 18.889 18.889
RCDI 4 4 4* 4 4
B&I 919 892 919 919.765 919.765
Rural Microenterprise Investment BA/Program Authority 0 4/32 0/0 0/0 0/0
   Rural Microenterprise Investment Grants 0 4 0 0  

 

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