This afternoon, the Senate voted for a short-term funding bill through February 8th, avoiding costly delays and disruptions. The House is expected to pass similar legislation soon.

If the shutdown continued for a short period, most HUD Programs that pass through city or state housing agencies are “floated” by local government and later reimbursed so they are not impacted by a short term shutdown. This applies to CDBG, HOME, tenant based Section 8 and others. For public housing authorities, reserves may determine how long they can sustain a shutdown. For Section 8 PRACs where owners contract directly with HUD, a prolonged shutdown could result in delays of payments.

For more on potential impact to HUD’s program in the case of a government shutdown, see HUD’s contingency plan.

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