Check this out:
The GOP's little rule change they hoped you wouldn't notice - YouTube
It seems it is only a reduction in benefits paid out.
SNAP Benefits Will Be Cut for All Participants in November 2013 ? Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
However, I found this: federal Section 8 housing funds dry up nov 1.
Shutdown will cause federal funding for Section 8 to dry up Nov. 1, Massachusetts housing official says | masslive.com
I bet other federally funded programs will "dry up" as well. Not sure what they are.