WASHINGTON -- A House appropriations subcommittee is proposing to maintain funding next year for the HOME program at current year levels and increase the allegation for the CDBG program -- moves that surprised housing industry officials who had been bracing for lower financing levels.

Legislation appoved Thursday night by the subcommittee on the Veterans Administration, Housing and urban Development Department and independent agancies would give HOME $1.275 billion and the Community Development Block Grant $4.6 billion in fiscal 1995.

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