Federal shutdown & housing authorities

We will continue to monitor the situation. We do have reserves to cover November if needed.


Department of Housing and Urban Development

The agency’s contingency plan says that just 379 of 8,709 employees will be expected to work during a shutdown.

Impact on workers

The vast majority of HUD’s agencies will be staffed by skeleton crews, with the exception of Ginne Mae, the mortgage-guarantee agency, where 43 of 108 employees will be expected to report to work. While Ginne Mae and many of the department’s homelessness programs will continue to operate, many other functions will be suspended.

HUD will not provide local housing authorities with additional money for choice housing vouchers. Meanwhile, the nation’s 3,300 public housing authorities would not receive payments from HUD, although most of those agencies have enough money to continue providing tenant rental assistance through October.