MFE sister magazine AHF details the greatest slashes to HUD's budget since the Reagan administration in deputy editor Donna Kimura's article on President Trump's proposal:
Affordable housing advocates expected a grim budget after an early copy was leaked, but they hoped that the proposal would be much improved before today’s release. Instead, the budget maintains the anticipated cuts that housing leaders say will devastate families and communities across the country.
“If enacted, Trump’s proposed budget would result in the most severe cut to HUD since President Reagan dramatically reduced funding in the early 1980s,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. “Reagan’s deep spending cuts ushered in a new age of homelessness with a dramatic increase in the number of people sleeping on the streets, in cars, and in shelters. Years after those shortsighted and devastating cuts, a major infusion of resources was needed for homeless shelters and services. President Trump seems eager to follow in Mr. Reagan's footsteps, repeating his mistakes and working to make America homeless again.