Protect Housing, Health, and Services in the Federal Budget

The White House recently released President Trump’s proposed budget, but the budget process is *far* from over. Congress will make significant changes before passing, so act now to help protect the millions of Americans who rely on housing, health care, and human services – vulnerable children, struggling families, people with disabilities, seniors trying to remain independent — whose voices often go unheard

The President’s budget proposal slashes critical federal programs that provide safe, decent, and affordable homes and health care for Pennsylvanians (and people around the country) for whom assistance really matters. 

Please send an email today! You can add your story to the email about why the federal budget matters to you, your family, and your community.

Also, we will be sharing an action next week about the Senate's response to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) so stay tuned to our website and signup for the advocacy list below (at the end of the budget action after you add your address).

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  • Here’s a brief synopsis the President’s budget proposal from our partners at the Housing Alliance of PA:

    1. Decreases overall Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding by more than $6 billion or 13% (from $46.9 billion in the fiscal year 2017 proposal to this year’s proposal of $40.7 billion for fiscal year 2018)
    2. Eliminates completely the Community Development Block Grant program, HOME Investment Partnerships, the Choice Neighborhoods program, and the Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program.
    3. Provides over $35 billion for HUD’s Public Housing, Section 8 Vouchers, and other rental assistance programs and proposes reforms that the proposal claims will “continue to assist 4.5 million low-income households.” 
    4. Eliminates funding for 19 federal agencies, including the Appalachian Regional Commission, Corporation for National and Community Service (Americorps), Legal Services Corporation, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
    5. States that “state and local governments are better positioned to serve their communities based on local needs and priorities.” Our response is that these federal programs allow state and local governments to determine how to best utilize resources. It cannot be done without the continued participation of the federal government.

    Availability of these critical federal programs are essential to children, the elderly, veterans, and people with disabilities.