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July 6th- #NOHUDCUTS Day of Action
July 6, 2017
JOIN HOUSING GROUPS FROM ACROSS NYC AND THE NATION FOR A RALLYING CRY AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!
WE DON’T WANT ANY FUNDING CUTS TO HUD!
SAVE THE DATE: JULY 6TH, 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.