AFGE Local 476

Furlough 2019

Shutdown protestThe 2019 shutdown furlough began on Sunday, December 22, 2018, affecting about 800,000 employees who won't be paid during the lapse in appropriations. Approximately 95% of HUD's employees are not allowed to work during this furlough.

Affected federal employees have been promised back pay once the furlough is over, but we're missing paychecks for now.

Below is a list of resources, information, and sites for information about the furlough, HUD's plans, and financial, food, or well-being assistance.

General Information

Financial Information and Banking

Well-being/Human Services



More Information

Cost of the 2019 Furlough

According to The Washington Post, the 16-day shutdown in October 2013 cost:

The 2019 shutdown could cost the U.S. economy over $6 billion if it is not resolved by January 25, the end of its fifth week, according to one report.