Trump cuts to HUD rental assistance would affect millennial, urban and black renters most

  • Millennials (people under 35) represent 48 percent of the population but 60 percent of rental assistance recipients.
  • Black Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population and about 41 percent of rental assistance recipients.
  • "Central city" residents represent about 28 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 44 percent of rental recipients.
  • Whether the number of available rental vouchers will increase, remain stable or decrease will largely depend on how local housing authorities decide to absorb the cuts.

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In order to pay for a 50-percent increase to the nation’s defense budget, the Trump administration this week proposed to cut funds from a number of other government areas — including $6.2 billion, or 13 percent, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.