North Carolina’s Cities Would See Devastating Cuts In Trump Budget

North Carolina’s cities would see devastating cuts in Trump budget

North Carolina affordable housing advocates pushing to improve high-crime and low-income neighborhoods say President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts in federal aid threatens their communities. In Charlotte, for instance, cuts in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) would adversely impact a Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte program that fixes damaged owner-occupied homes, the organization’s leaders say.“It would pretty much gut the program,” said Phil Prince, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte’s director of marketing and communication. “It would have traumatic consequences if (cuts) would pass in this form.”Trump is trying to overhaul federal government spending, placing a priority …

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