Published On: October 12, 20231.3 min read269 words

NN4Y Opposes Amendments to FY 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Spending Bill

U.S. Congress barely  avoided a shutdown by passing a continuing resolution on September 30th, which will maintain government funding until November 17th. Unfortunately, amendments to the bills that need to be voted on before November 17th(to avoid a government shutdown have been submitted that endanger and undercut programs serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. 

The National Network for Youth is in strong opposition to multiple amendments proposed to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, of 2024 (HR. 4280). The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to vote on this bill once a new speaker is elected to replace Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). In the meantime, the House Committee on Rules will meet to discuss what amendments in the bill will be approved to make it to the floor vote. 

It is crucial for you to reach out to your U.S. House Representative(s) using this draft email to ask them to oppose these amendments. Click here to find your representatives.

  • Prohibits funding for the implementation of HUD’s Equal Access Rule which is the rule that entitles individuals to be able to access housing in accordance with theirs gender identity, submitted by Rep. Norman (R-SC)
  • Ensures that no funds provided under this Act may be provided to any public housing agency that does not require 20 hours or more of work each week for able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 61 who receive financial assistance from such public housing agencies. Submitted by Rep. Strong (R-AL)