Impact of the Government Shutdown on Housing

Updated Jan. 9, 2019

Due to a dispute over border wall funding, President Trump and Congressional leaders failed to reach a budget agreement and roughly one-quarter of the government was forced to close on Dec. 22, 2018.

The shutdown impacts several federal departments, including HUD, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation and Treasury.

In general, builders should expect delays for any housing-related federal government programs that are still operating and plan accordingly.

NAHB is monitoring developments closely and continues to call on federal lawmakers and the White House to act quickly to reach an agreement to reopen the government.

Compiled by NAHB and based on the best information available at this time, the following is an updated list of government programs that could affect home builders and housing stakeholders under the current shutdown:

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Agriculture

Department of Homeland Security

Small Business Administration

Department of the Interior

Internal Revenue Service

Economic Data

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