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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: Low Income Families Would Experience Deep Cuts under Trump Administration Budget Proposals - March 17, 2017

Low Income Families Would Experience Deep Cuts under Trump Administration Budget Proposals - March 17, 2017

On March 16, the Administration released its Budget Blueprint, also called its “Skinny Budget”, providing far less detail than budgets released by previous administrations and even less detail than the preliminary proposals leaked last week.  The skinny budget eliminates at least four HUD programs including CDBG and HOME and proposes deep cuts overall to HUD’s budget, but provides little information on proposed funding levels for other programs, including rental assistance and public housing (which are discussed as a combined category in the blueprint).  A Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) blog summarizes the two proposals for HUD and estimates the impact in Massachusetts, including the loss of almost 7,600 housing choice vouchers, over $126 million in CDBG and HOME funds and over $66 million in funding for federal public housing.  The budget would also eliminate all funding for fuel assistance, anti-poverty agencies, USICH, the Legal Service Corporation and NeighborWorks. Enterprise, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the National Housing Conference have also issued comments on the proposals.