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White House Budget Calls For Deep Cuts To HUD


Added 02-13-18 05:07:06am EST - “The Trump administration wants to slash funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including deep cuts to the federal housing subsidy known as Section 8.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “White House Budget Calls For Deep Cuts To HUD”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The public housing project the Farragut Houses in Brooklyn, New York. The budget blueprint President Donald Trump released Thursday calls for the cutting of billions of dollars in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

The public housing project the Farragut Houses in Brooklyn, New York. The budget blueprint President Donald Trump released Thursday calls for the cutting of billions of dollars in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The White House's Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal, released Monday, calls for work requirements for those who receive public housing subsidies and slashes funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development by $8.8 billion.

The budget outline also zeroes out the Public Housing Capital Fund, dedicated to rehabilitating and modernizing public housing developments, and eliminates the Community Development Block Grant which local governments can use at their discretion to address a variety of community and infrastructure needs.

The proposed budget is focused on moving more people toward self-sufficiency through reforming rental assistance programs and moving aging public housing to more sustainable platforms.

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