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June 8, 2017

The President’s 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes the sweeping elimination of flexible programs that states and localities use to rehabilitate and build affordable rental housing, repair and improve infrastructure such as sewers and roads, promote economic...

Trump Budget Eliminates Housing and Community Development Block Grants
June 6, 2017

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson promised that no one would “get thrown out on the street” under the President’s 2018 budget, but that’s exactly what would happen. Cuts to...

Child Sitting On Street
May 31, 2017

President Trump’s budget would raise rents in fiscal year 2018 on up to 4 million low-income households that receive federal rental assistance. Strikingly, it defends these higher rents for poor...

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May 26, 2017

We’ve already noted that President Trump’s budget would eliminate more than 250,000 Housing Choice Vouchers next year. It also would force families using vouchers to pay much more in rent and sharply limit their access to housing in safe neighborhoods with quality...

Housing Rooftop
May 25, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget would cut public housing by $1.8 billion — or nearly 29 percent — compared to 2017, making it much harder for local housing agencies to maintain developments that provide badly needed...

Public Housing Cuts Would Affect Communities of All Types
May 23, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes deep cuts in rental assistance for families and other aid for the nation’s poorest urban and rural communities, which would shrink the supply of affordable housing and increase homelessness and other...

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May 18, 2017

The bill that President Trump signed into law to fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2017 has insufficient funding to renew all of the Housing Choice Vouchers in use last year, leaving a gap of roughly 60,000 vouchers. While some state and local housing agencies can...

Federal Rental Assistance Has Not Kept Pace with Growing Need
May 15, 2017

This is the latest in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

As a...

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May 10, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

The...

Vouchers Are Among the Top Sources of Rental Assistance in All Types of Communities
May 2, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

As we’ve explained...

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