Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Joins Bronx Community Forum with Local Community Organizations and Advocates to Fight Trump’s Proposed Cuts to HUD, Eliminate CDFI Funds

Jul 7, 2017
Press Release

The Bronx - Yesterday, Congressman Serrano joined the No Cuts Coalition, an alliance of 40 local community organizations, to raise awareness and rally support for efforts to fight President Trump’s proposed $7 billion cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which funds important agencies like NYCHA; and plans to eliminate the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) program, which over the years has invested billions in community development initiatives in the Bronx. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, which funds these programs, Congressman Serrano talked about his efforts in Congress to protect this vital funding for areas like the Bronx. Organization representatives and local residents discussed how the proposed cuts will impact their lives/livelihoods.
Members of the No Cuts Coalition, include: Community Voices Heard, DC 37; Laborers Local 79; Mother's on the Move; CASA-New Settlement; Banana Kelly; New York Housing Conference; NYS Tenants and Neighbors; Bronx South CCOP-NYCHA;
and the Center for Popular Democracy.

“Trump’s proposal to cut funding for our nation’s public housing and economic development programs would have a terrible impact in underserved communities in the Bronx and the rest of New York. NYCHA, affordable housing, and economic development programs are already facing serious fiscal challenges; these cuts will only make their work harder and put more strain on already struggling working families. We have to keep fighting to stop Trump’s efforts to gut HUD, the CDFI program, and other important initiatives in order to increase defense spending to an unnecessary level. We need to tell the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress that national security is more than guns and tanks. As a senior member of the Appropriations committee, I will do everything in my power to stop these cuts in Congress and continue defending hard working Bronxites and New Yorkers from the Trump Administration,” said Congressman Serrano.

CAPTION: Congressman Serrano joined the No Cuts Coalition, an alliance of 40 local community organizations, to raise awareness and rally support for efforts to fight President Trump’s proposed $7 billion cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD plans to eliminate the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) program Thursday evening. (July 6, 2017)

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