House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut CDBG Funds in Half

The US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development voted to cut Community Development Block grant (CDBG) funding to communities in half from $3.08 Billion in 2013 to $1.6 Billion in 2014. This reduction is on top of the cuts from the sequester. An amendment by Rep. Fattah (D-PA) would have restored the funding to $3.3 Billion, but was defeated along a party line vote. Please contact your Congressional Representatives and tell them how important CDBG funding is – and that communities cannot absorb a 50% reduction. For Contact information for your Congressional leaders, click here.

Summer Minnick is the Director of Policy Initiaves and Federal Affairs. She can be reached at 517-908-0301 or sminnick@mml.org.

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