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July 12th- #NOHUDCUTS Tenant’s March on Washington
July 12, 2017
WE DON’T WANT ANY FUNDING CUTS TO HUD!
JOIN HOUSING GROUPS FROM ACROSS NYC AND THE NATION
TO TAKE A STAND AT HUD’S FRONT DOOR!
On Wednesday, July 12TH thousands of tenants marching on Washington, DC with our progressive allies in Congress.The march will begin with a large rally at a church or outdoor space, and then march to a government office and to an office of a Wall Street firm, literally connecting the targets in the fight.
End Housing Inequality Now: Stop Giveaways to Wall Street Landlords, Fully Fund Public Housing & People’s Housing Programs!
SAVE THE DATE: JULY 12TH, 2017
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS…
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are threatening to cut more than $6 billion in HUD funding for low income people across the country. The proposed cuts would decimate funding for public housing, as well as popular programs like Housing Choice Vouchers, and eliminate funding for CDBG (Community Development Block Grants), and home that poor people in both rural and suburban areas rely on. They would also slash housing programs for the elderly and the disabled.
See this link for a breakdown of how this would affect public housing in New York City.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson has hinted that HUD spending cuts will be made up in an infrastructure bill, or through tax policy. The infrastructure bill is widely expected to be a massive giveaway to private equity. Tenants across the country are uniting to fight back against the corporate takeover of our homes, and for real housing solutions!
One of the national allies that is helping to support our actions is CarsonWatch.org, a housing justice initiative which hopes to amplify our voices and images on their web and social media platforms. We encourage you to sign up here, to follow CarsonWatch on Facebook, and to tag their Twitter handle @Carson_Watch in your tweets.