The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (T-HUD) marked up its spending bill on April 17th. The subcommittee reduced Section 811 Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities funding from $165 million last year to $150 million for FY 2013, a reduction of 9%. No date has been announced for when the full Senate will vote on the FY 2013 spending bills.
The Senate is working with the overall $1.047 trillion discretionary spending cap set by the Budget Control Act (BCA). The House, however, is working with the lower $1.028 trillion discretionary limit set by the House-passed budget resolution. The different starting points indicate that compromise will be particularly difficult this year and that a Continuing Resolution is likely.