Background Notes On "Potential Impacts of HUD Budget Cuts" Tables
Total Dollars Lost
The programs for which the funding amount in the House Mark was less than the 1999 enacted amount were determined. The dollars lost in each of these programs were distributed among the local communities, based on annual funding formulas. The "Total Dollars Lost" figure sums these individual program losses by community.
Programs with dollar losses reflected in the "Total Dollars Lost" figure:
|Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
|HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
||Continuum of Care (COC)
|Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI)
||Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)
|Regional Opportunities Counseling
|Public Housing Capital Grants
||Drug Elimination Grants
|Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
||other miscellaneous programs
Housing Units for Low-Income Families
- Estimates total jobs not created as a result of cuts in CDBG and BEDI
- Divides total dollars lost in CDBG and BEDI by $2626-the average cost per job created under the CDBG program.
- Estimates the number of families who will not receive:
- rehabilitation assistance due to cuts in HOME, Public Housing Capital Grants, and HOPE VI or
- housing assistance due to cuts in the housing voucher program.
- Lost rehabbed units were calculated by dividing the HOME dollar cuts by $17,520 and the Public Housing Capital Grants and HOPE VI cuts by $18,851. These figures represent average dollar costs for these activities.
- Lost housing vouchers were calculated by dividing the amount of housing voucher dollars lost by $5700-the national per unit-cost for housing assistance under the voucher program.
Homeless and Persons with AIDS Served
- Estimates the number of homeless who will not receive assistance as a result of cuts in ESG and COC and the number of persons with AIDS who will no longer be served as a result of cuts in HOPWA.
- Fifteen percent of the total homeless dollars lost were attributed to the ESG program. This total was divided by $284-the average per person-cost of assistance under this program.
- Eighty five percent of the homeless dollars lost were attributed to the COC program. This total was divided by $1080-the average per person-cost of assistance under this program.
- The total HOPWA dollars lost were also divided by $1080.
Content Archived: January 20, 2009