The money appropriated by the federal government to fund the Section 8 program is currently not available beyond February 2019, because of a government shutdown. The shutdown remains in effect until parties can reach a compromise and a budget bill passes.
It is important to note that H.U.D., MHA, and all agencies are prohibited from obligating or expending federal funds in advance or excess of appropriation. While we hope the shutdown ends soon, we cannot promise or guarantee that funds will be available at any time beyond the appropriation end date of February 28, 2019.
Metropolitan Housing Alliance (Little Rock Housing Authority)