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.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee is set to mark up the FY 2012 Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20. The House Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its version of the FY 2012 THUD bill earlier this month making significant cuts to several key housing programs that greatly affect NAHRO members.
NAHRO recently released a Direct News update on the House Appropriations marked up version of FY 2012 THUD bill.
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.
On Wednesday, August 31, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced five grantees will receive Choice Neighborhoods implementation funding totaling $122 million. The recipients are the Cities of Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle. The as-yet unauthorized Choice Neighborhood Initiative is the administration’s proposed replacement for the established Hope VI Program, which is dedicated to revitalizing public housing.
NAHRO members: Be sure to check out our August 30 Direct News item, which provides updates on the administration's operating reserves offset proposal as well as HUD's initiative to collect PHA compensation information.
Attention NAHRO members! The Subcommittee markup of the T-HUD bill initially scheduled for July 14 has been postponed. As a result, NAHRO’s national call-in day (originally scheduled for today) will also be postponed. In the meantime, please continue to reach out to your members of Congress and tell them about the importance of affordable housing and community development programs in your community.
Don’t forget: This summer, anyone who registers for a NAHRO seminar will be eligible to win an iPod Shuffle!
On June 30, HUD announced a revised version of the Notice of Disclosure form that describesthe rights of active duty military personnel and their dependents who are protected under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
The Joint Center for Housing Studies recently released The State of the Nation’s Housing 2011, the Center’s annual report describing the challenges facing the housing industry, with a particular emphasis on affordable housing. With the tightening of rental markets, a record high 19 million American households are paying more than half of their income for housing, causing affordable housing residents to feel the squeeze.
Have you been wondering why HUD hasn't released the final report on the Capital Needs Assessment? You're not alone. As recently as last October, the Department assured the industry that the results of the CNA would be unveiled by November 2010.