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President's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget released, again calls for severe cuts to housing programs


February 14, 2020

(Photo: Brandon Griggs)

On February 11, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021. Like prior years, the President's budget again calls for large cuts to many federal programs that support tribal housing.

The proposal would reduce the Indian Housing Block Grant to only $600 million, which is the same level of funding tribes received in 1998 when Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 was first enacted. Other programs, such as the Indian Community Development Block Grant, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Housing Improvement Program, Native Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Assistance Program, and the United States Department of Agriculture Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program would be eliminated altogether.


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