Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro declared that the $6.2 million cuts from HUD by the Trump administration would significantly impede communities’ and states’ abilities to meet the housing needs of low and middle income residents. According to Castro, at current funding levels only 1 out of 4 people who qualify for HUD programs are being served, and that number will surely fall under the proposed cuts.
Castro also notes those who will be most affected and harmed by these cuts include homeless veterans, seniors and families, especially with regard to HOME and Community Development Block Grants. The money from these programs go to housing affordability, and thus without the funding, homelessness will likely only go up.
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