February 11, 2015
The President has released his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The plan reverses sequestration cuts and focuses on the needs of the middle class. The ambitious proposal includes spending increases in a number of areas and over a trillion dollars in tax increases, mainly impacting the wealthiest Americans. The President's Budget also includes increased investments in specific disability related programs.
March 7, 2014
HUD has announced the availability of approximately $120 million in funding for state housing agencies to provide long term project-based rental assistance to extremely low-income persons with disabilities, many of whom are transitioning out of institutional settings or are at high risk of homelessness. HUD will award rental assistance funds to state housing agencies that have formed partnerships with state Medicaid and health and human services agencies. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2014.
March 5, 2014
President Obama has proposed a $3.9 trillion budget request on Tuesday. The budget adheres to the 2015 spending levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act, but also includes "a fully paid for $56 billion Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative," split evenly between defense and non-defense priorities. One of the 18 "Fact Sheets on Key Issues" the White House released with the budget proposal package focuses on "Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities."