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New CBPP Report Shows Low-Income Programs at Disadvantage

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a released a report-2016 Appropriations Placed Low Priority on Low-Income Programs; Better Priorities Needed for 2017- which analyzes the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) allocation among the 12 appropriations subcommittee.

According to the report, the Departments Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, received a 3.6% increase in funding from their 2015 funding levels. When adjusted for inflation, this increase in funding is less than the funding allocated in 2010 and could have a significant impact in the fiscal year 2017 if Congress decides not to raise funding above the 2016 funding level. Furthermore, these subcommittees “handle more than four-fifths of all appropriations for low-income programs,” yet they received less than half the average increase given to other non-defense programs.”

The report also states that although there were funding allocations for the restoration of 8,000 housing units for Veterans experiencing homelessness and $38 million to address youth homelessness, it is not sufficient to meet the needs of families and all individuals in need of rental assistance. 

Click here to read the report. 



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