Washington Post Reports Department of Housing and Urban Development Could Lose $6 Billion Under Trump Plan

2017-03-10 | Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

The Washington Post reports that the Department of Housing and Urban Development could lose up to $6 billion in funding based on a leaked Trump budget draft. The budget proposal is not final but indicates priorities of the administration and possible cuts to non-defense discretionary funding. The Washington Post explains that, "the plan would squeeze public housing support and end most federally funded community development grants, which provide services such as meal assistance and cleaning up abandoned properties in low-income neighborhoods." The article goes on to explain that, "while suggesting significant cuts, the preliminary budget maintains the same level of funding to rental assistance programs and avoids reductions that could directly put families on the streets." 

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