Last week Congress passed a FY18 budget bill, appropriating $42.7B to the Department and $30.51B to PIH.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing Capital Fund received significant increases of over $1B and $800M, respectively. The Public Housing Operating Fund saw a slight increase, while PIH’s programs for resident self-sufficiency received level funding. The Native American Housing Block Grant received $100M in additional funding for competitive grants and additional funding for technical assistance.
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This appropriation is 19% higher than the Administration’s FY19 Request, which we reviewed a few weeks ago. Thank you for helping our partners effectively administer this funding to continue providing critical housing assistance to millions of families across the country.
General Deputy Assistant Secretary