Trump proposes severe budget cuts to HUD and USDA. Act Now!
Join the Webinar on Wednesday, May 31 at 3pm ET. Register today!
President Trump’s FY18 budget request – released on Tuesday – proposes to slash federal investments in affordable housing via cuts to the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Dept of Agriculture (USDA, responsible for rural development) and other essential programs that ensure basic living standards for low income individuals and families. With this budget, the Trump administration shows a cruel indifference to the millions of people struggling to keep a roof over their heads. If enacted, it would eliminate the national Housing Trust Fund, cause more than 250,000 families to lose their housing vouchers, and gut the public housing program, among other things. Together these draconian cuts would increase homelessness and housing poverty throughout the country. Click here for a more detailed analysis of the Trump budget request.
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 31 at 3:00p to teach community members and decision makers more about President Trump’s proposal and actions you can take to fight back.
CALL TO ACTION
- Spread the word about this webinar to decision makers in your district — your mayor, city council, state senator and state representative. Find contact information for your state legislators here. Find contact info for your mayor and city council members using this tool.
- Join the webinar on Wednesday 5/31 at 3:00p by registering here.
- Call your members of Congress and ask them to defend funding for affordable housing. Find contact info for your MoCs here.
What you can say (please PERSONALIZE):
Please reject the president’s proposed budget that slashes HUD and USDA investments that provide millions of Americans with affordable homes. These resources keep roofs over the heads of low income families, seniors, people with disabilities, low-wage workers and other vulnerable people. Funding affordable housing is a smart investment that leads to better health and education outcomes and boosts economic mobility and the local economy. Our communities are stronger because of HUD and USDA programs. Instead of making harmful cuts, I urge you to work with your colleagues to lift the spending caps on critical domestic programs like those at HUD and USDA.
(Adapted from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Utah Housing Coalition)