On September 20, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee held its markup of the Transportation-HUD bill. The subcommittee released a summary of its bill to the public the same day. The subcommittee unanimously passed its bill and sent it to the Full Senate Appropriation Committee the next day for markup. For a detailed description of the Full Senate Appropriation Committee’s markup of FY 2012 THUD bill, read NAHRO’s latest Direct News.
HUD announced today that nearly $110 million in grants has been made available to public housing agencies across the country for the purpose of providing education and job training for residents receiving HUD rental assistance. The grants are available through three programs—Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Housing Choice Voucher Self-Sufficiency Program and Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency-Service Coordinator.
In other news, voting for NAHRO’s President and Senior Vice President begins this Wednesday, September 28. Voting closes on October 17. Be on the lookout for an email from NAHRO with the link to the online voting site.