Full details of President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for HUD programs was released on Monday, March 18, expanding on the Budget in Brief released on March 11 (see Memo, 3/11). The administration proposes to cut HUD by an astounding $8.6 billion, 16.4% below 2019 enacted levels. This budget would impose deep cuts to affordable housing and community development, as well as to other essential programs that ensure basic living standards. See NLIHC’s updated budget chart and analysis for more details.
The budget proposes to drastically cut housing benefits that help millions of low-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, and other vulnerable people afford their homes. Like the FY18 and FY19 budget requests, the FY20 proposal would reduce housing benefits for the lowest-income people by slashing federal investments in affordable homes, increasing rents, and imposing harmful work requirements on struggling families. If enacted, the budget could leave even more low-income people without stable homes, thereby undermining family stability, increasing evictions, and, in worst cases, leading to more homelessness.
NLIHC’s updated budget chart is at: https://bit.ly/2rl7MZC
NLIHC’s analysis is at: https://bit.ly/2CdNMhi
President Trump’s proposed 2020 HUD budget at: https://bit.ly/2Jl88uZ
HUD’s “congressional justifications” explain budget proposals for each HUD program.