The cuts in President Donald Trump’s and Congress’ budgets would be devastating for affordable housing. For example, Trump’s budget cuts the Public Housing Capital Fund by $1.27 billion, which could mean that 212,000 potentially unsafe public housing units may not get the repairs they need.
These cuts would fall particularly hard on people with disabilities, who already face a severe affordability gap. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the budget could strip 250,000 households of rental assistance, and 110,000 of these households include individuals with disabilities.
For 18 million renting households, housing costs absorb more than 50 percent of their income, thus leaving very few financial resources for nonshelter necessities.
Find out below what’s at stake for affordable housing in your congressional district.