April 23, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wellesley Village Church in Wellesley
Presented By City Mission Boston
On Feb. 27, President Trump announced that he would cut $54 billion from non-military spending in the Federal budget. On March 16, the impact of this cut on the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was announced: a 13% cut from FY2017, totaling a loss of $ 6.2 billion from the department. As the Washington Post reports, this would mean a loss of up to 200,000 subsidized housing vouchers in coming years.
Join City Mission as we explore the role HUD in our communities, how the new administration might affect local progress on homelessness and affordable housing, and what we can do right here in Massachusetts to ensure that everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.
Advocates and experts will provide perspectives on the impact of federal policy on work currently being done in Massachusetts. HUD 101 will include a brief overview of the role that the department plays in providing affordable housing to Massachusetts families, how that role has developed and might continue to change with the new administration, and opportunities to get more involved.
For more information, please contact Katie Omberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.