Trump Administration Considers $6 Billion Cut to HUD

“Dependency on HUD programs could become “a way of life” for recipients”

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

(March 10, 2017) – The Trump administration has considered more than $6 billion in cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to preliminary budget documents obtained by The Washington Post. The WP reports that the plan would squeeze public housing support and end most federally funded community development grants, which provide services such as meal assistance and cleaning up abandoned properties in low-income neighborhoods.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson has taken a staunchly conservative stance on public assistance in the past, saying dependency on HUD programs could become “a way of life” for recipients, says the WP.

[Bounce to the full story: The Washington Post]

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