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Bipartisan Federal Funding Agreement Reached

Tuesday, May 2, 2017  
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This weekend, Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan agreement to fund the government through September 30, 2017, the end of the current federal fiscal year.

The agreement, which must be approved by both the House and Senate, includes:

  • $75 million for the Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing for the Elderly and Disabled program. Again, there is no money for new three-year grants. These funds will go to fund one-year grant extensions.
  • $75 million for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The funds appropriated only fund the salary of the FSS coordinator.
  • $35 million for the Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (ROSS).
On Friday, April 28, Congress approved a one-week spending measure to avert a shutdown of the federal government that would have started on Saturday, April 29. The spending package is expected to be voted on in the House and Senate later this week before the current Continuing Resolution ends on May 5, a full seven months after the start of the fiscal year last October.