While the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins in October 2017, is still a "work in progress," Trump is considering cutting at least 6 billion dollars from Housing and Urban Development.
Those under consideration would hit hardest city and state agencies that provide subsidized housing and vouchers to local residents, end community grants that support meal assistance and prevent poverty and urban decline, and greatly reduce funds for maintenance and repairs -- at a time when billions of dollars in needed repairs are backlogged at the nations 1.2 million HUD housing units.
Newly confirmed HUD Secretary Ben Carson's reaction to the potential cuts? Dependency on HUD programs could become "a way of life" for recipients.
Ya, that could be a problem -- America's most impoverished folks living in some of the most desperate, barren, dangerous communities, might see their access to housing, eating, and hot water as "a way of life."