LifeSTEPS Asks Congress to Pass Full-Year HUD Budget

In a letter to Speaker Pelosi, Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Padilla and Rep. Bera, LifeSTEPS urged Congress to stop delaying and pass a full-year HUD budget as soon as possible. Congress has not yet approved Fiscal Year 2022 spending bills, which puts service coordination and affordable housing programs at risk of not having enough funds to maintain operations.

In the absence of an agreement on full-year spending for federal agencies and government programs, lawmakers have approved Continuing Resolutions (CR) to extend the deadline beyond the start of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2021. While CRs have prevented a government shutdown, they fund programs at last year’s levels, which can be detrimental to affordable housing programs that see rising year-over-year costs. The latest CR will expire on March 11.

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