Senate Appropriations Committee Releases Final FY 2022 Bills

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released the committee’s nine remaining Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) appropriations bills, which include proposed FY22 spending bills for HUD and Treasury. The FY22 THUD spending bill would authorize $65.4 billion for HUD, an increase of $5.7 billion above the FY21 enacted level. 

HUD Programs
 (In millions) 
FY21 Enacted  FY22 President Budget Request  FY22 House  FY 2022 Senate 
Tenant Based Rental Assistance  25,777  30,422  29,215  27,719 
Public Housing Capital Fund  2,942  3,500  3,718  3,794 
Public Housing Operating Fund  4,864  4,887  4,922  5,044 
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative  200  185  400  200 
Hsg. Opp. for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)  430  450  600  450 
Community Development Fund (CDBG)  3,475  3,770  4,688  4,190 
HOME Investment Partnerships  1,350  1,850  1,850  1,450 
Rental Assistance Demonstration  0  100  0  0 
Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)  13,465  14,060  14,010  13,970 
Hsg. for the Elderly (202)  855  928  1,033  956 
Hsg. For Persons w/Disabilities (811)  227  272  352  227 

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition 

The FY22 THUD spending bill also includes the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act (S.2471), legislation designed to accelerate assistance to disaster impacted communities by permanently authorizing the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program and making improvements to the program’s operations. Separately, the FY22 Financial Services and General Government spending bill includes $360 million for the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund, an increase of $90 million over FY21.  

In August, the committee advanced the FY22 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies spending bill, which includes $92 million for USDA’s Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Loans program and $45 million for USDA Section 542 Rural Housing Vouchers.  

FY 2022 started on Oct. 1, 2021. The government is currently funding FY 2022 appropriations via a continuing resolution, which is set to expire on December 3. The debt limit is also set to expire on the same day.