HUD secretary expected to push for cuts to low-income housing benefits, programs

Amy Scott Apr 3, 2019
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Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson participate in the CNBC Republican presidential debate on Wednesday in Boulder, Colorado. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

HUD secretary expected to push for cuts to low-income housing benefits, programs

Amy Scott Apr 3, 2019
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson participate in the CNBC Republican presidential debate on Wednesday in Boulder, Colorado. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is scheduled to appear on Capitol Hill Wednesday, testifying before committees in both the House and Senate on the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for 2020. It would cut funding for HUD by more than $8 billion. The proposal includes a plan to require recipients to work in order to qualify for benefits, something that Congress rejected even before the Democrats took control of the House.

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