C■ Matt McPherson / Columnist uts in excess of $6 billion are currently being considered by the Trump administration, which could bring an end to federally funded community development grants. The dramatic slash to HUD would significantly shift support for public housing and other related community programs throughout the country. According to The Washington Post, a 14 percent reduction to the $40.5 billion HUD preliminary budget in 2018 could take place, affecting the amount of money communities receive for development projects across the nation. The public housing operating fund could cut almost $600 million, while, upwards of $1.3 billion is proposed to be chopped from the public housing capital fund. Some

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