NAHRO Analysis: COVID-19 Emergency Bills

March 21, 2020

Over the past few days, Congress has been discussing and negotiating a third Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency response bill. Both the Senate and the House have put forth supplemental funding and emergency policy bills. This Direct News reviews the HUD related funding and policy provisions of each bill.

The House bill contains higher funding levels for HUD programs and negotiations are on-going between congressional leadership and the White House. Contact your legislators now to tell them to support the higher funding in the House bill through NAHRO’s Advocacy Action Center.

Both the Senate and the House bills include additional funds for HUD’s Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Community Planning and Development (CPD), and Office of Housing programs. The chart below provides the amounts of the supplemental funding for select HUD programs from both the Senate and House bills.

In addition to the supplemental funding, both bills include several policy provisions including limited statutory and regulatory waivers. Click the button below to see the program policy provisions, along with the funding for each program.