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Housing Spending Bill Clears Senate Committee

On April 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, 30-0, the FY2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The Subcommittee on Transportation, HUD, and Related Agencies approved the measure on April 19.

According to the committee summary, the bill would allocate $56.474 billion in discretionary funding in FY2017 for the Department of Transportation and HUD. This amount is $827 million below FY2016 and $2.9 billion below President Obama’s FY2017 budget request.

HUD would receive $39.2 billion in FY2017, which is $891 million over FY2016, but $446 million below the administration’s request. Included in this amount is $27.9 billion for Public and Indian Housing and $335 million for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS. The measure would ensure that the funds “are better targeted to communities with the highest burden of HIV cases.”

The chart details programs important to women and their families.

Program/Agency FY2016 President’s FY2017 Request FY2017
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS $335 million $335 million $335 million

 

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