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Oppose Budget Cuts to Save NYCHA, Section 8, and more!
The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) is facing $6.2 billion in budget cuts.
What this means for NYCHA:
- A 20 percent cut in operating subsidies to NYCHA, which would create unsafe living conditions for thousands of NYCHA residents.
- NYCHA residents, who already struggle to get timely and complete repairs, could face even longer response times and more unfinished maintenance requests.
- Elevators, faulty/old boilers, and broken appliances may not be repaired or replaced
- Families would have to leave NYCHA after five years of residency, putting more than 200,000 New Yorkers at an immediate risk of homelessness
What this means for affordable housing in NYC:
- 7,400 Section 8 vouchers will be at risk, drastically shrinking the affordable housing for families, seniors, and people with disabilities.
- The city’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development could lose funding for programs like tenant legal services and code enforcement, affecting the more than 1 million New Yorkers who live in rent-stabilized units.
What you can do:
- Contact your representatives and tell them why you oppose budget cuts to vital HUD programs. Visit our Action Center or the Speak Up Station at the Abrons Arts Center to contact your representatives.
- Sign-up to be part of the #NoCutsCoalition by visiting https://www.nocutscoalition.org/ and joining the activists, community organizations, faith leaders, and unions that are standing up against these potentially devastating cuts.
- Visit our Action Center and learn more about how you can support Henry Street’s programs and our community.