President Trump proposes to increase rent for HUD-assisted households from 30% of adjusted income to 35% of gross income with the elimination of deductions, including those for child care and medical expenses. Rents nationally will go up by 44% or $780 annually on average for 4 million HUD-assisted households. We need your help to fight against this cruel proposal to collect $3.2 billion in additional rent, which low-income families cannot afford!

Click HERE to use #TrumpRentHike Calculator if you live in Public Housing or receive rental assistance.

REAL LIVES IMPACTED: TRUMP RENT HIKE

“What do I do if I don’t have enough money to pay off the extra costs? What I do with my life? I feel so sad, so depressed.”

Nancy Sanchez is 62 years old. She is diabetic and has mobility issues.  She struggles to afford healthy food and pay for medical expenses living on social security income.  Nancy calls affordable senior housing a “blessing” but worries about being able to afford a rent increase.

Even though she qualifies for senior housing under HUD’s proposed rent reforms, she would not qualify as elderly for rent calculation purposes. Nancy’s rent would increase by 65% or $1538 annually.


“It’s imperative you look at this proposal again. You are not saving the country money …you have to think about families who will end up on the street and not the bottom line.”

Michele Brown is a U.S. Navy veteran and mother. She has two children currently living with her and adult children serving in the armed forces. Although Michele is employed by a nonprofit agency as a driver, she can’t afford market rent in NY.  Her rent will skyrocket if HUD’s rent reform proposal is enacted by Congress and she worries that her family will become homeless. Michele’s rent would increase by 20% or $1047 annually.


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  • Email your local elected officials in the House or Senate to have them stand against the #TrumpRentHike.
  • Host an advocacy event at your site by getting in touch with us at [email protected].
  • Have us interview you and other affected tenants at [email protected].
  • Join NYHC for a DC or District Office meeting by emailing us at [email protected].

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President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget would cut HUD funding by $8.8 billion or 18.3% compared to enacted FY 2017 funding. This proposal represents a major shift in the federal government’s role in subsidized housing. Public Housing Capital, CDBG and HOME funding would be eliminated. Section 8 and Public Housing Operating would see significant reductions. In an addendum issued by OMB Director Mulvaney after the President’s budget request was released, it proposes that $2 billion be restored to the FY 2019 HUD budget, resulting in a final proposed cut of $6.8 billion, or 14%.

Impact on New York State 

Download NYHC Fact Sheet For Impact Of Trump’s Budget On Housing in New York State here.

NEW YORK STATE LOSES $1+ BILLION IN ANNUAL HOUSING FUNDING [1]
-$630,485,078  Public Housing Operating & Capital Funds
-$285,649,007  Community Development Block Grant
-$91,239,293     HOME Investment Partnership

TRUMP ABDICATES FEDERAL ROLE IN PUBLIC HOUSING
By eliminating the fund for public housing capital, the President abandons public housing leaving state and local governments on the hook for outstanding capital repairs. This dramatic policy shift leaves NYCHA residents in the cold with $25 billion in needed upgrades for safe and decent living conditions. 

-DEFUNDED   Public Housing Capital
-35% CUT    Public Housing Operating

TRUMPS RENT INCREASE PROPOSAL 
President Trump proposes to increase rent for HUD-assisted households from 30% of adjusted income to 35% of gross income with the elimination of deductions, including those for child care and medical expenses. Rents nationally will go up by 44% or $780 annually on average. We need your help to fight against this cruel proposal to collect $3.2 billion in additional rent, which low-income families cannot afford!

Click HERE to use #TrumpRentHike Calculator if you live in Public Housing or receive rental assistance.

REAL LIVES IMPACTED: HUD PROGRAMS

Click image to hear Kyle’s story

Harrison Kyle Jones Jr. is a U.S. Navy Veteran. He currently lives in Liberty Village, supportive housing in Long Island, NY. HUD’s VASH program helps pay a portion of his rent- without it, he would be homeless. Kyle struggled for years to maintain stable housing after his mother passed away and he lost his family home. He also lost his job and retirement savings due to medical and mental health issues. Kyle says he would have trouble affording basics such as food and transportation without housing assistance. He wants the same program to be available to other veterans coming home that need affordable housing.

“It’s a very, very scary proposition to be out on the street.”Kyle


TAKE ACTION

  1. Email your local elected officials in the House or Senate to have them fight for more HUD funding.
  2. Host an advocacy event at your site by getting in touch with us at [email protected].
  3. Have us interview you and other affected tenants at [email protected].
  4. Join NYHC for a DC or District Office meeting by emailing us at [email protected].

Follow @theNYHC on twitter for the most up-to-date news on affordable housing policy and activism, or by registering for our newsletter using the button below.

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The Statewide Source of Income Coalition is a vast network of advocates that supports amending the New York State Human Rights Law and expanding the protected classes to include “Lawful Source of Income”. In order to end housing discrimination based on the income source of a person in New York State, the Statewide Source of Income Coalition has launched the #BanIncomeBiasNY campaign.

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  • Stand with #BanIncomeBiasNY and the 50 organizations behind the Statewide Source of Income Coalition by clicking the button below. Both individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate in the #BanIncomeBiasNY campaign.
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