Repeal Trump’s Budget Cuts Proposal To Save Housing Assistance
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Trump hopes that his budget proposal, “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget,” will “encourage the dignity of work and self-sufficiency while supporting critical functions that provide assistance to vulnerable households”.
Trump's 2019 budget cut proposal will eliminate 8.8 billion dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. A large portion of this cut will come from the Section 8 rental assistance and housing programs, which currently assists 4.4 million low income family and seniors.
Do you feel that this will benefit those in need?
It does not appear like the goal of the budget cut is to benefit those in need since these programs need funding and government support to aid the growing housing crisis.
The budget proposal will cut housing choice vouchers, raise rents for families with HUD rental assistance, cut funding for public housing repairs by 47%, and eliminate housing utility assistance programs such as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Of the 4.4 million households that rely on federal rental assistance 42% are adults with children (including disabled adults), 10% are childless adults, and 42% are elderly. Affordable housing programs are already severely limited as wait lists for these programs have been filled, which has resulted in heightened requirements to apply. The housing crisis continues to drive the increasing rates of homelessness in the United States. In 2017 there were 555,3472 people in California that were homeless or living in shelters on any given day. Of that number, 33% of them were families with children.
Trump’s budget cuts proposal will NOT save our housing assistance programs because these programs need funding, not funding cuts!
Sign this petition, urge congress to REPEAL Trump’s budget cuts proposal.
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