Posted 4/12/2021: President Biden’s FY 2022 Discretionary Spending Request Includes Investments to Address Affordable Housing Shortage
President Biden submitted to Congress his FY 2022, $1.52 trillion discretionary spending plan, which would be a $118 billion or 8.8% increase over current funding.
In his plan, President Biden calls for a total of $68.7 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to strengthen and advance key HUD priorities including addressing the critical shortage of affordable housing; improvement of the quality of affordable housing through investments in resiliency and energy efficiency; and strategic investments across multiple programs to strengthen communities facing underinvestment and to prevent and redress housing-related discrimination.
Specifically, the Administration seeks the following:
The release of this request begins the annual negotiation process between the President and Congress, to determine how funds should be distributed across the government. In the coming months, the Administration will release the President’s budget.
The 112th General Assembly began a busy week by holding a Joint Convention Monday afternoon, prior to floor sessions, to honor former U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and to confirm the appointment of Judge Jill Bartee Ayers to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals – Middle District.
By Tuesday morning all eyes turned to Finance & Administration Commissioner Butch Eley who presented Governor Lee’s proposed budget amendment. Amongst the largest initiatives included in the amendment are a $100 million two-week sales tax holiday on prepared food and groceries, a $250 million trust fund to aid in funding mental health care in schools, and $79 million to eliminate the current TCAT waitlist statewide. With the budgetary process in full swing, each respective chamber is working diligently to craft their respective budgets.
Additionally, the legislature continues working diligently toward closing standing committees for the year. The Senate State & Local and Health & Welfare Committees closed subject to the call of the Chair this week. The Senate Judiciary and Commerce & Labor Committees plan to conclude their business for the year next week. In the House, all subcommittees have closed for the year subject to the call of the Chair, with exception to the Criminal Justice Subcommittee.
This is year one of a two year session, for the 112th General Assembly.
Below you will find weekly legislative and bill reports, which contains a brief overview of the legislature’s activities during a specific week. As well, the weekly recap highlights legislature news clips, followed by a variety of bills which are being tracked and monitored.
TMHA Weekly Report 04/16/21 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 04/09/21 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 04/02/21 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 03/26/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 03/19/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 03/12/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 03/05/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 02/26/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 02/19/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 02/12/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 2/05/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 1/29/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 1/22/2021 (pdf)Download
TMHA Weekly Report 1/15/2021 (pdf)Download
Click below to view a Tennessee-specific fact sheet containing the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. This two-sided fact sheet presents the latest information on manufactured housing in each Congressional District, the average sales price of a new manufactured home in the state, and the number of manufacturing plants. The documents also include national manufactured housing data, such as placement statistics and manufactured housing versus site-built price comparisons.
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