|HUD No. 22-041
HUD Public Affairs
March 15, 2022
Secretary Fudge Statement on Bipartisan Spending Agreement
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the following statement after President Biden signed the bipartisan spending agreement:
“The bipartisan spending agreement increases HUD funding, providing our department with robust resources to advance key housing and community development priorities for America’s families and communities.
“The agreement expands housing choice vouchers to tens of thousands of low-income individuals and families, including those experiencing homelessness, protects housing assistance for millions of households, and confronts the affordable housing crisis head-on through investments to boost supply. It provides funding to improve the energy efficiency of housing and increase resilience to climate impacts. The agreement also provides record-level funding for lead hazard reduction and Healthy Homes grants, increasing the safety of families and children in their own homes and advancing environmental justice. Having a safe, affordable home is foundational to life, and the agreement will expand opportunity for households through homeownership and rental assistance, while supporting strong, healthy, and economically vibrant communities.
“I applaud President Biden for his leadership in securing this agreement. With this legislation, we are making it clear that housing is essential to addressing the most urgent challenges facing our nation and to building a stronger, more equitable future.”