THUD Subcommittee Spending Bill Includes 6.9 Percent Boost for HUD

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

The Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) subcommittee of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved its $75.8 billion fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending bill today, which includes a $3.7 billion or 6.9 percent increase for HUD funding compared to FY 2019. The bill provides gross appropriations of $57.5 billion for HUD, which is $13.4 billion or 30 percent more than President Trump’s budget request. The full House Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the bill the first week of June.

However, unless Congress passes a new budget and spending cap deal for FY 2020, nondefense spending (including HUD) would need to be cut by $55 billion from 2019 levels due to the Budget Control Act spending caps. The THUD legislation also includes provisions to prohibit HUD from implementing its proposed regulations to evict undocumented and unauthorized immigrants from HUD-assisted housing.

A Notes from Novogradac blogpost has more information on the proposal.