HUD Posts Government Shutdown Contingency Plan
Congress recently passed a short-term funding bill that will continue to fund government activities through Feb. 8, 2018. There’s a good chance that Congress won’t reach a compromise that funds the government through the Sept. 30 fiscal-year end, which will likely result in another short-term funding bill or another potential government shutdown.
Before the passage of the short-term funding bill, HUD posted a contingency plan to provide guidance for PHAs in the event of a lapse in appropriations. If the government shuts down again, the 86-page PDF document can be referred to for general guidance and legal decisions, guidance for program operations by HUD office, legal issues, internal and external communications plans, critical information technology and systems infrastructure, contract support, and other topics. HUD has also posted a 29-page FAQ document titled “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in the Event of a Government Shutdown.”