The Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked for an increase to $21.4 million in the budget for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for fiscal 1994. This is an increase of $6.4 over the $15 million expected expenditure for fair housing in fiscal 1993.
The budget provides an almost 60% increase in the Fair Housing Initiatives Program. There would be an increase from $10.6 million to $16.9 million. The budget for the Fair Housing Assistance Program for state and local agencies would be increased slightly.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee dealing with HUD, Independent Agencies and Veterans Affairs had recommended $25 million for the fair housing program. The House subcommittee had not set exact amounts within the proposed FHEO programs. Markup of the Senate version by their Appropriations Subcommittee was scheduled for July.