New HUD Budget Could Defund Rental Assistance, Other Programs

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Although it has been declared by many in Congress as “dead on arrival” the Trump Administration’s proposed 2019 budget appears more predicated on another cliché – “If at first you don’t succeed…” The budget again goes after many of the cuts in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs it attempted in the FY2018 version. The budget calls for an overall 18.3 percent cut in HUD funding. The $39.2 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Department is $8.8 billion less than the 2017 enacted level. The Community Development Block Grant program and the HOME Investment Partnership Program are not funded under the proposal, a suggestion Congress has previously ignored. The proposal also seeks to end the Choice Neighborhoods program as well as the National Housing Trust Fund. According…(read more)

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