“’These people are very, very, very poor,’ said Sheila Crowley, the president of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, speaking of recipients of federal housing support across the country. ‘They don’t have resources to fall back on.’”
The sequester leaves local officials forced to make hard decisions that would spare households from becoming homeless.
“Members of Congress have indicated that they might give agencies more discretion in fulfilling the cuts, to help blunt their impact. But policy experts said that in the case of many low-income programs, budget cuts would necessarily mean fewer people get help.”
‘The potential is that more people become homeless and fewer people are able to leave homelessness,’ Roman told The Huffington Post. ‘People who are unstably housed or don’t have housing have a really hard time keeping jobs.’”