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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

HEALTH AND
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ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

CRIMINAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
Preserving Section 8 Housing
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the
Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Community
Reinvestment Act (CRA)

The Shelter Plus Care Program
Section 202/811 Gap Funding
Federal Home Loan
Banks

Sunset of Hope VI Program
Housing for the Elderly
Celebrating Homeownership Week
The Historic Homeownership Assistance Act
Public Insurance
Funding for
Empowerment Zones and Strategic Planning
Communities

Housing and Community Development Committee Resolution on the President's FY2000 Budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development

ARTS, CULTURE AND RECREATION

MISCELLANEOUS

USCM HOME

RESOLUTIONS INDEX

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM

WHEREAS, celebrating its 25th year, having been signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1974, CDBG is the Federal government’s most successful domestic program; and

WHEREAS, the CDBG programs’s success stems from its utility, i.e., providing cities and counties with an annual, predictable level of funding which can be used with maximum flexibility to address their unique neighborhood revitalization needs; and

WHEREAS, based on HUD’s most recent annual report to Congress, between FY1993 and FY1996 an estimated 14-17 million households benefitted from the CDBG program; and

WHEREAS, During that same period an estimated 114,799 jobs was created through CDBG-funded economic development activities; and

WHEREAS, the FY 2000 congressional budget resolution assumes deep cuts in HUD programs brought about largely by the domestic spending cap enacted in the 1997 balanced budget act; and

WHEREAS, under the cap, the House VA, HUD and Independent Agencies has been allocated $5.8 billion less for FY2000 than the current year for all of the programs under its jurisdiction - veterans, housing and community development, environment and space; and

WHEREAS, the Senate Subcommittee’s allocation is even less, a reduction of $10.1 billion; and

WHEREAS, the budget resolution singles out the Community Development Block Grant as an example of a program that should be cut, suggesting a $1.4 billion reduction; and

WHEREAS, HOME would also experience a deep cut, as would other domestic programs,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors opposes the deep cuts of HUD programs in the budget resolution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports $5 billion for CDBG for FY 2000, $250 million in revenues over the present year; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports an increase of $200 million of HOME to $1.8 billion; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors calls on Congress to substantially reduce the number of CDBG set-asides which have escalated over the last several years.

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