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.
- 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.