According to the leaked documents, HUD is contemplating asking Congress for a $42 million cut to the Section 202 program, whose renewal funding need in fiscal year 2017 is $412 million. Funding for Service Coordinator renewals and Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts comprise the rest of the $505 million Section 202 account.

The weather was perfect as LeadingAge staff welcomed more than 1,100 to the rally to ask Congress to preserve and expand affordable housing for older adults with very low incomes. The rally brought together affordable housing supporters from the District and neighboring states MD and VA, as well as from PA, NJ, FL, OH, CT, MA and CA.  The rally’s co-hosts helped promote the event and were instrumental in its success.

President Trump's request, which Congress will consider as it sees fit, asks for a $9.6 billion, or 16.4%, cut to HUD compared to the FY19 HUD funding.

The request would cut funding for the Section 202 account by $34 million, or 5%, from the FY19-enacted level of $678 million.

What the Administration released on March 11were its “top line” requests. The Administration will release the full details of its FY20 request during the week of March 18. In these forthcoming details, we will learn much more about the request and how it would impact older adult households.

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