Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson expressing their concerns with the Trump administration’s proposal to cut housing benefits and increase rents on low income households and the impact such changes would have on Latinos and other communities of color. Under the administration’s proposal, low income families receiving federal housing benefits would pay an even greater share of their incomes on rent. Instead of taking away housing benefits; the lawmakers urge, HUD should implement recent bipartisan reforms that encourage work and strengthen existing programs that promote educational and vocational training and hiring.
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