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Federal Shutdown Negatively Impacts Housing Programs


As a result of the government shutdown – now in its third week -- the Department of Housing and Urban Development has furloughed 96% of its employees with less than 310 employees devoted to keeping basic activities going.

Those activities include most homeless assistance programs, the distribution of HUD block grants, and FHA insurance programs.

HUD’s largest rental assistance programs will operate on fund obtained earlier or on advance appropriations funds through October. Some programs will operate into November, so long as funds are available. Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Public Housing operations, Public Housing capital activities and Homeless Assistance should have enough funding to last through December.  At issue is the employment of workers to administer those funds.


You can read more here from HUD, or here, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities or here from the National Low Income Housing .



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