Deseret News
Letter to the editor

I am dismayed that the president is once again calling for cuts to housing assistance.

America is in a housing crisis. A person earning the prevailing minimum wage cannot afford a modest two-bedroom apartment anywhere in America. However, only 1 in 4 eligible households can get housing assistance because of inadequate funding.

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It is unconscionable that President Trump would propose to put more families at risk of homelessness by cutting housing assistance in his budget. Everyone deserves a roof over their head. Safe, stable housing has a positive impact on job performance and children in these environments are healthier, happier and do better in school.

I call on our senators and representatives in Washington to reject President Trump's reckless budget cuts and instead increase investments in housing assistance programs.

Heather Buchanan