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On Friday, the Senate passed the $460 billion appropriations package bill, narrowly avoiding a partial government shutdown. The package of six bills ensured funding through the end of fiscal year 2024 for the departments of Agriculture, Justice, Commerce, Energy, Interior, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Veterans Affairs, along with other federal programs. A second bill to complete funding for the remaining agencies is still in the works with a deadline of March 22.

The spending bill includes $14 million for the HUD Office of Manufactured Housing Programs. This is the same allocation as in 2023. It also authorizes $100 million for grants to states and localities for activities that identify and remove barriers to affordable housing and preservation, including taking actions to remove exclusionary zoning and land use practices.

The spending bill includes another $10 million for the pilot program authorized in last year’s spending bill to provide grants to manufactured home community owners for the redevelopment of manufactured home communities and the replacement of pre-1976 mobile homes.

MHI will continue to monitor the spending bills and report on their impact on manufactured housing.

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