Impacts of Sequestration in Washington State and what you can do

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PETITION FROM: WASHINGTON STATE LOW INCOME HOUSING ALLIANCE

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House, released a report late last week detailing the impact of the across the board cuts – referred to as sequestration – which are scheduled for January 2013. The report confirmed that affordable housing and important safety-net programs will be devastated by deep cuts when sequestration occurs.

Here are some of the cuts housing programs will be facing:

· Tenant-based rental assistance cut by $1.53 billion
· Project-based rental assistance cut by $772 million
· Public Housing Operating Funds cut by $235 million
· Public housing capital funds cut by $154 million
· HOME Investment Partnership program cut by $82 million
· Housing counseling assistance cut by $4 million

These cuts will be brutal to the individuals and families that depend on these programs. More than 185,000 households nationwide will lose their Section 8 vouchers, and 92,400 households will lose their project-based rental assistance. $156 million will be cut from Homeless Assistance Grants, resulting in 145,900 people remaining homeless instead of being helped.

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