Please see this summary below from CHAPA’s Building Blocks Coalition.

Last Thursday evening, the House concluded its FY2019 budget debate by passing its $41 billion budget proposal. During the four days of debate, the House added $81.3 million to the budget.

During the debate, a few of our amendments made it through:

  • Rep. Holmes’s amendment adding $50,000 to public housing reform (7004-9007)
  • Rep. Rushing’s amendment adding $250,000 to Tenancy Preservation Program (7004-3045)
  • Rep. Honan’s amendment proving $250,000 for New Lease (7004-0106)
  • Rep. Rushing amendment adding $100,000 for Home & Healthy for Good (7004-0104)

For a full table of our amendments and their outcomes, click here.

Overall, the final FY19 House budget provides increases to 11 of our budget priorities over FY18! For a table showing all our priorities in the final House budget, click here.

Please reach out to thank our amendment sponsors, Chairman Sánchez, and Speaker DeLeo for supporting these affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development programs in the FY19 budget.

Our attention now turns to the Senate budget! Senate Ways and Means (SWM) will release its budget proposal a week earlier this year on Thursday, May 10th. Debate will be the week of May 21st. It is still unclear when amendments for the Senate budget will be due.

Please stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.

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