March 24, 2017

New Cortez Masto Report Highlights Impact of the Trump Administration Budget on Nevada’s Housing Programs

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto today released a report titled “Slashing Investments in Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Redevelopment: Impact of the Trump Administration Budget in Nevada,” which highlights how the President’s proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development would devastate essential housing programs that assist vulnerable Nevada families.

“In total, if the Trump Administration budget were enacted, Nevadans would lose at least $39 million in block grant funds and more than 1,300 housing vouchers,” the report found. “These cuts would hit all parts of the state – from urban centers, to the suburbs, to our rural communities and tribal areas – and would especially harm veterans, seniors, persons with disabilities, families with children, Hispanic and African-American households, and Native Americans. What’s more, these cuts would come at a time when there is already a shortage of more than 85,000 affordable housing units for the extremely low-income Nevada families that need them.”

“The implementation of President Trump’s budget would be an unprecedented blow to Nevada’s most vulnerable families,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Instead of helping those in need, the Administration seeks to severely cut millions of dollars of funding to essential programs that countless Nevadans depend on every day. This report shows the severity of the Trump Administration’s disregard for struggling families and I hope it will provide the public an important resource as we continue to fight against President Trump’s appalling budget blueprint.”

View Cortez Masto’s report here.