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Reports from Affordable Housing Online (AHO) say that $6,267,626 in cuts could be coming for housing programs in Prince William County.
According to AHO’s website, the projection on cuts for Prince William County housing programs is based on the White House’s released fiscal year 2018 budget, made available back on May 23.
Using the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projected FY 2018 data, the site projected that $2,155,729 of that would be lost for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG covers “a variety of community development projects ranging from streetscape projects to Meals on Wheels programs,” according to AHO.
There’s also a projected $451,333 cut in the HOME Investment Partnerships program, which is “used to fund many affordable housing related activities like homeownership and rental housing development,” stated AHO’s website.
And according to AHO, the Housing Choice Voucher program in Prince William County would lose $3,645,318 in funding – “housing authorities that serve Prince William County could lose funding for 206 vouchers with a total annual rent value of $3,645,318.”
There would also potentially be a cut of $15,247 for the county’s Section 811 Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, according to AHO.
These numbers could change throughout the budget process in Washington, D.C. and no final decisions have been made.
“That it’s really too early in the process to tell what the impact will be on the proposed cuts, as these numbers could change. We will be able to provide this information once Congress submits their proposed budget,” stated Prince William County Assistant Director of Communications Nikki Brown in an email.
Read more about AHO’s projections here.
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