With the FY 2011 appropriations process still unresolved (and a shutdown looking increasingly likely), House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has been making the rounds in support of a Republican budget roadmap for FY 2012 and beyond. Chairman Ryan argues that his budget resolution - titled "The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise" - "tackles the existential threat posed by rapidly growing government and debt, applying the nat
Busy week here at NAHRO headquarters as we prepare for our 2011 Legislative Conference. If you haven't seen our 2011 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda yet, check it out.
Along with my counterparts from other community development industry groups, I attended a meeting yesterday at HUD headquarters with senior Community Planning and Development officials. I'll provide a more detailed report at a later date but wanted to provide two quick takeaways.
The Department has obligated additional funding for Operating Fund subsidies for the month of April 2011. HUD's explanation can be found here. This funding is expected to be available in eLOCCS before April 1, 2011.
NAHRO staff, along with our industry partners, met yesterday with PIH Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez and nearly every member of PIH's senior leadership team to discuss issues related to the Department's proposal to imposed a $1 billion offset against public housing operating reserves for 2012. The bulk of the meeting was spent discussing the Assistant Secretary's assertion, communicated through a February 22 letter to all PHA executive directors, that "Operating Reserve balances may only be used for Operating Fund
NAHRO's comprehensive rundown of the administration's proposal to impose a $1 billion offset against PHAs' operating reserves for 2012 is now available online. A few highlights, including our request for assistance:
It's Day 5 of our week-long, wall-to-wall coverage of the President's FY 2012 budget. Late yesterday we distributed our detailed summary of the proposal's treatment of community development and affordable housing programs, including CDBG, HOME, Homeless Assistance Grants, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. Our summaries covering public housing and S
We have now posted our comprehensive overview of the FY 2012 budget proposal's treatment of Section 8 programs, including the Housing Choice Voucher program and Project-based Rental Assistance. Our overview also looks at how Section 8 programs fare under H.R. 1, the Republican-crafted long-term Continuing Resolution for FY 2011 that is still under consideration on the House floor.