On the evening of Thursday, September 8, the House Appropriations Subcommittee marked up the FY 2012 Transportation-HUD spending bill. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee is expected to mark up its version of the FY 2012 THUD at some point this week.
The House bill limits the compensation of PHA employees; cuts funding for the Public Housing Operating Fund, Public Housing Capital Fund, and HOME; and provides no funding for Hope VI or Choice Neighborhood programs.
HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development will be holding a series of three Consolidated Plan webinars beginning this Wednesday, July 27. The aim of the webinars is to educate grantee staff on the development of new web tools and system upgrades that will help in making future plans more efficient. Each of the three seminars will cover a specific topic—CDBG, Entitlement Grantees and Participating Jurisdictions, and states. All webinars will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
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.
The President's FY 2012 budget will be released today at 10:30 a.m. EST. HUD has scheduled a briefing for 2:00 p.m. EST. NAHRO staff will be on the scene, and you can view the webcast through the Department's website.
In an Op-Ed piece published in the New York Times over the weekend, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew provides a preview of President Obama's FY 2012 budget, which will be released on Monday, February 14.