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President Trump Slashes HUD Funding for FY20 Budget

The Virginia Housing Alliance, a statewide education and advocacy organization, shared news of the FY20 Budget Request. We certainly do have our work cut out for us!

We have our work cut out for us. On March 11, 2019 President Trump released his fiscal year 2020 budget request. Much like the administration’s FY18 and FY19 budget requests, the president’s FY20 request would enact deep cuts to affordable housing programs aimed at helping seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans, families with children, and other vulnerable individuals.

Here are some key elements of the FY20 budget request:

  • HUD program funding is $44.1 billion, about $9.6 billion or 18% below 2019 (excluding disaster relief);
  • Re-proposes earlier rent policy changes and adds a mandatory 20-hour/week work requirement for non-elderly, non-disabled households;
  • ​​Elimination of the stand-alone Public Housing Capital Fund (but again proposes $100 million for RAD conversions), HOME, and CDBG;
  • Flat funding for Homeless Assistance Grants at $2.6 billion;
  • $290 million for the Healthy Home and Lead Hazard Program ($11 million above 2019);
  • $75 million for Family Self Sufficiency Program;
  • $15 million for Jobs-Plus Program;
  • Elimination of the National Housing Trust Fund;
  • Elimination of the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP).

See NLIHC’s Full HUD and USDA Budget Chart Here

In the coming days and weeks, we will be working with state and national partners to share our concerns over these deep cuts. Join us on Federal Housing Day to lend your voice to the effort!


Federal Housing Day
On April 9, 2019, Virginia Housing Alliance will provide transportation from a central location in Richmond to Washington, DC for Federal Housing Day. We will meet with our legislators to demonstrate support for the National Housing Trust Fund and other at-risk federal programs. Register here to join VHA staff on the road trip to DC to meet with legislators. There is no cost for participants.
Lead the Conversation with Lawmakers for General Assembly 2020
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