The House's HUD funding bill for FY18 passed the House in mid-September and the Senate bill came out of the Senate Appropriations Committee in late July. Both bills provide sufficient, and significantly increased compared to FY17 enacted levles, for the Section 202 account. But, not all HUD programs fared so well, especially in the House bill. Both bills also include the expansion of HUD's successful Rental Assistance Demonstration preservation program to include Section 202s with Project Rental Assistance Contracts (RAD for PRAC), a key LeadingAge priority.

But, we need to continue to push for Congress to enact a final FY18 funding bill into law. Right now, absent appropriations bills completed by October 1 (the first day of FY18), Congress is operating under a continuing funding resolution until December 8.