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Rep. Roybal-Allard Hails Housing Wins in FY 2022 THUD Appropriations Bill

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Washington, July 16, 2021 | Benjamin Bryant ((202) 309-2383) | comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) today celebrated the inclusion of housing measures that will benefit California’s 40th Congressional District in the fiscal year 2022 Transportation, HUD Appropriations bill. The bill was passed today by the full Appropriations Committee on a vote of 33 to 24.

For fiscal year 2022, which begins on October 1, 2021, the bill provides funding of $84.1 billion, an increase of $8.7 billion – more than 11 percent – above 2021. This includes an increase of $6.8 billion is for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and $1.9 billion for the Department of Transportation. In total, the bill provides $162.6 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $25.9 billion above fiscal year 2021. The legislation includes:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: $29.2 billion, $3.4 billion above the FY 2021 enacted level. This amount includes $1 billion for more than 125,000 new vouchers targeted to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Senior and Disabled Housing: $365 million to construct over 4,000 new affordable housing units.
  • Public Housing Fund: $8.6 billion, $834 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $65 million above the President’s budget request.
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS: $600 million, $170 million above the FY 2021 enacted level and $150 million above the President’s budget request.
  • Community Development Block Grants: $3.7 billion, $265 million above the FY 2021 enacted level.
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program: $1.85 billion, $500 million above the FY 2021 enacted level, including $50 million for a new down payment assistance program.
  • Homeless Assistance Grants: $3.4 billion, $420 million above the FY 2021 enacted level, including $52 million to support survivors of domestic violence and $92 million to support youth experiencing homelessness.

“I was proud to vote for this bill because it includes funding to protect our vulnerable populations and it supports proposals that will make transportation and housing infrastructure more equitable and resilient in CA-40 and nationwide,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard. “I’m particularly pleased that the bill will provide Americans with needed homeownership and rental assistance and includes funding for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, including new vouchers targeted to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The bill funds new housing units for seniors and people with disabilities, and it will also help ensure individuals and families are able to remain in safe, stable, and affordable housing. I’m thrilled that the bill includes increased investments to revitalize low-income housing and distressed communities by doubling the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and increasing the funding by hundreds of millions above fiscal year 2021 levels. Importantly, this bill sets a solid foundation and a down payment for President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and provides a framework of how we can best invest in American housing and transportation in the future as we continue to Build Back Better for our communities.”

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