Do they strengthen the economic recovery, or do they weaken or slow the recovery?
Do they protect low-income Americans and avoid increasing poverty and hardship?
Do they permit adequate investment in core public services, including building blocks of economic growth such as infrastructure, education, and research, as well as efforts to expand economic opportunity?
Do they reflect a balanced approach, both between budget cuts and revenue increases and between defense and non-defense funding?
As the HUD Budget Call-In Week continues, it is critical that we reach out to our congressional delegation to encourage them to increase HUD funding, including funding for the McKinney-Vento program. A robust HUD budget will protect low-income Americans and avoid increasing poverty and is an important component of a balanced approach.