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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

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ON THE PRESIDENT’S FY2000 BUDGET FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

WHEREAS, the President has proposed a $28.035 billion HUD budget for Fiscal 2000; and

WHEREAS, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program would increase from $4,750 billion in fiscal 1999 to $4.775 in Fiscal 2000; and

WHEREAS, special purpose grants would once again decrease under the President’s proposed budget, thereby making more CDBG funds available for entitlement allocations to cities and urban counties; and

WHEREAS, the President’s FY2000 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes $37 million dollars for the creation of America’s private Investment Companies (APIC); and

WHEREAS, the Clinton Administration has shepherded one of the greatest periods of economic growth, creating 17.7 million new jobs and record highs on Wall Street, yet there are still concentrations of poverty and joblessness that continue to have a devastating impact on America’s cities; and

WHEREAS, APIC is part of the President’s New Market Initiative to address this problem; and

WHEREAS, the President proposes a new Regional Connections Initiative that would be funded at $50 million and expand on the historic collaboration of the USCM and NACo through the Joint Center for Sustainable Communities; and

WHEREAS, the proposed budget increases the HOME Investment Partnerships program by $10 billion from $1.6 in Fiscal 1999 to $1.610 billion in Fiscal 2000; and

WHEREAS, the budget increases homelessness assistance from $975 million to $1.020 billion; and

WHEREAS, to expand HUD’s role in assisting welfare recipients find jobs, the President recommends that 25,000 of the 100,000 incremental vouchers included in his budget be designated as welfare-to-work vouchers in order to help welfare recipients find jobs close to where new jobs are being created; and

WHEREAS, the President proposes a new Regional Connections Initiative that would be funded at $50 million and expand on the historic collaboration of the U.S.,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds the President for providing additional program resources to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and supports full funding for the Department’s FY2000 Budget request including additional funding for CDBG, HOME, homelessness assistance, housing vouchers; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly supports the creation of American Private Investment Companies; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly supports the funding of Regional Connections.

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