Spring 2022 Update: President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request would increase funding for HUD’s housing and homelessness by $6.2 billion for a total of $71.9 billion. The President’s proposal calls for the most significant expansion of Housing Choice Vouchers in the program’s history.
This marks the official start of the FY 2023 appropriations season, so please join us in taking action to urge Ohio’s U.S. senators and representatives to support the highest funding possible for affordable housing, homelessness, and community development programs!
1. Call or email your members of Congress and ask them to support an FY 2023 appropriations bill that includes:
- At least $32.13 billion for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program, to renew all existing contracts and expand housing vouchers to an additional 200,000 households
- Significant funding to preserve and operate public housing
- At least $3.6 billion for HUD’s Homeless Assistance Grants program to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness
- At least $100 million for legal assistance to prevent evictions.
2. Sign your organization on to this national letter calling for robust funding for federal housing and homelessness programs.
The President’s budget is part of the administration’s effort to invest in the country’s housing infrastructure since last year’s “Build Back Better Act” stalled in the Senate. President Biden and congressional Democrats are trying to advance a significantly scaled-down reconciliation bill, so advocates need to ask their Congressional representatives to prioritize affordable housing investments.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition has a detailed analysis of the President’s FY 2023 budget request and has updated their housing budget chart.