The letter describes the HUD budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration as “unconscionable” and contrary to testimony made by Dr. Carson under oath during his confirmation hearing.
“If this reported budget stands, you will most certainly be presiding over an unprecedented attack on the health of some of our most vulnerable Americans.” the letter states. “It cannot stand and, if you are to remain true to the testimony you gave under oath, it must not.”
“You testified to your understanding of the real impacts that substandard housing have on the health and opportunities of children and their families, in particular how it is far more costly to ignore lead hazards than to spend the money to abate them,” the Senators wrote.
The proposed cuts to Housing Choice Voucher program could result in more than 200,000 families losing that critical support. An estimated 10,000 rental homes for seniors and 6,800 rental homes for people with disabilities could be lost, putting residents at an especially high risk of eviction and homelessness.
legal aid services that provide the only resource available to help deeply low income people avoid unwarranted evictions, and
resources to help low income families heat their homes in winter.
Please join us for the 2017 Congressional Reception to advocate that Mr. Trump and Congress must lift the spending caps with parity for defense and non-defense programs and ensure the highest level of funding possible for affordable housing.