Sunday, March 12, 2017

TRUMP SLASHES NEW YORK HOUSING BUDGET TO FUND HIS TRIPS TO MAR-A-LAGO

...Also according to the paper's conversations with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that figure could reach up to $150 million in cuts.

Trump Tower security is costing the US taxpayer $400,000 every day

The NYCHA has an overall operating budget of $3.2 billion. At least $2 billion of that comes from HUD. Approximately $17 billion needs to be spent by NYCHA in repairs to public housing buildings.

...However, in a letter from HUD dated 26 February - ahead of Ben Carson's appointment to lead the agency - HUD said it would cut NYCHA’s funding by 5 per cent.

The spokesperson also said “the loss of federal funds of this size would deeply impact our ability to serve 600,000 New Yorkers who rely on NYCHA.”

...New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a statement that “the White House is actively targeting our most vulnerable citizens. It’s wrong.”

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