Trump’s Budget Cuts $7.4 Billion in HUD Funds
President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget cuts HUD funding by 15% compared to FY 2017. If enacted, this budget would cause a rise in homelessness, accelerate the decline of public housing infrastructure and curb affordable housing production.
Real Lives Impacted
Nancy Sanchez is a former house cleaner and language teacher living in HUD 202 Housing for the Elderly in Brooklyn, NY. She is diabetic with mobility issues. Nancy says she struggles to afford healthy food and pay for medical expenses living on social security payments with an annual income of $10,692. Trump’s budget increases tenant rent payments which would raise Nancy’s rent by $1092 this year. At age 62, Nancy says affordable senior housing is a “blessing” but she worries about being able to afford a rent increase under Trump’s rent reform proposal which would increase her rent payments and take away her utility allowance.
“I can’t afford $90 extra in my budget. It would affect everything.”Nancy
“We all live on a fixed income. It’s going to be a burden on people like me.”Pedro
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Join the Housing Day of Action on July 29th!
New York Housing Conference is partnering with National Low Income Housing Coalition – together with their members, national and state partners, mayors and other elected officials – in planning a Housing Day of Action called “Our Homes, Our Voices” on July 29.
On that day and throughout the week leading up to the event, advocates across the country will hold coordinated activities calling for a greater investment in affordable homes and community development. Check out www.ourhomes-ourvoices.org, follow the campaign on twitter at @ourhomesvoices.
Stay tuned for further details on our planned NY action!